Do have a little oasis of calm mid week. I don't work on Wednesday mornings and this week it was a gloriously sunny warm day so I took the dog for a long walk with my neighbour. We explored a new park which has been created in unused land between the local hospital and the canal. Access isn't that easy from our village: we had to walk down a narrow footpath by the side of a busy main route into Chester. But when we left the road it was wonderfully peaceful there even though it is so close to the main road.
Another highlight this week was a school trip to see NT Live production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the local Vue cinema. It was a fabulous production with Gillian Anderson very convincing as Blanche. I always identify a bit with Blanche as she is like me an English teacher with rather fanciful romantic ideas about things, though I certainly don't chase after young men like she does or drink quite as much.
I did manage to stop and stare occasionally this week - at the butterflies and bees all over the ivy in the garden. Glad I haven't bothered to get rid of it if it attracts them.