Jun 20, 2019: France

Carole’s away now, taking my mum to France to visit my uncle, so I am chilling out at home alone for a few days. Living it up in the best way I know how.

Basically, I think they’d been gone an hour or so before I was having a nap on the couch.

And if that isn’t rock and roll then I don’t know what is.

In my head, I have all these massive ideas for things I could do while I am left unsupervised. I’m working in and amongst, but I could game like I’ve never gamed before, I can watch TV to my heart’s content. I can do all sorts of fun and very me things.

So, aside from the nap I’ve done some washing and mown the lawn.


Having spent the morning, though, with both mother and girlfriend I can safely say that I don’t want to find myself in a situation where I am going on holiday with the pair of them. Aside from the crashing revelation that Carole is a lot like my mother, they’ve packed so many things that they don’t need it doesn’t even bear thinking about.

A quick weather check shows it’s hitting the 30s over the weekend, so obviously they’re all tooled up with cardigans and fleeces and jackets. I mean… I’ve spent the day with them smooshing suitcases down to get them to fit into the size criteria and they’ve packed a winter’s wardrobe full of stuff for a warm weekend in France.

And my mum’s bag contains an empty glasses case for reasons that no-one understands.

Honestly, I’m stressed about going to France and I’m not even going. It’s the most stressful holiday I’ve never been on.

I need these four days just to recover from this morning. I think that’s why I napped this afternoon. My body just needed to relax!

And not because I just love a good nap.