long summer days

long summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Bailey is now off nursery for six weeks and I am really longing for some long summer days, where we have no plans and nowhere to be by a specific time. There’s something magical about starting the morning with a loose idea of what the day might hold, but having the freedom to see where the wind takes you. With no schedules and timescales there is a sense of space and abandonment which makes me breathe and relax into the day in a different way.

long summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace bloglong summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace bloglong summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Something my mum has always said for as long as I can remember is… “if you are too busy doing, you have no time to just be”. Well since writing my summer of slow living, I have been taking more time to just ‘be’; and it has felt so good to find a slower rhythm, but it has also left me yearning for more.

long summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace bloglong summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

I am therefore going to take a little blog break for a few weeks, and am going to have a complete break from social media for a bit too. As I type that sentence, I am a bit unnerved by the thought of not ‘instagramming’ for a whole week, but that alone is a good reason to force a break.

I am craving a shift of focus, and am sure I will return with fresh eyes.

long summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace blog
long summer days on the Geoffrey & Grace blog
I hope you manage some sun-soaked care-free days too. Look forward to seeing you on the other side.

 

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  • Vintage Attitude

    I am off to Wilderness Festival in a couple of weeks and have decided to leave my phone at home. I intend to embrace everything with my own eyes and ears and hold all the experiences I encounter in my head….very much to just be….

    • geoffreyandgrace

      That sounds so lovely. I think you are right to leave the phone at home, it’s all too tempting otherwise to just have a little check or two. Have an absolutely fantastic time 🙂

  • Beautiful photos and a beautiful idea. However wouldn’t want to step away for too long! 😉

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thank you very much, and yes… ready to come back now 🙂

  • Beautiful pics Melanie. Hope you’ve enjoyed your break! It’s so liberating to take a break from our phones and screens – amazing how much time opens up in the day when you do! I need to do it more often, it always makes me feel much better xx

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Yes, I noticed that, it does open up so much time. Now I am back I am still going to try to give myself one day a week off from social media xx