When you’re living and working around the world – rather than holidaying for a year – the highlight of some days is having a decent cup of coffee.
This is how yesterday, a Saturday in Edinburgh, went:
- got up – tea and porridge for breakfast
- checked social media, Amazon and Goodreads (unpaid author work) – more tea
- started on an editorial project for my client (paid work) – more tea
- realised most of the the morning had disappeared and we hadn’t left the house yet (Airbnb accommodation)
- moved to a coffee shop where we had decent coffee
- worked on the editorial project
- had lunch at the cafe – while working
- realised we’d been there for two hours and our butts hurt from the chairs
- went to the supermarket and got fruit, TP, and stuff for dinner
- at home, finished the editorial project
- put on a couple of loads of laundry
- realised it was five o’clock and opened a bottle of wine and watched Netflix
- cooked and ate dinner – had more wine – watched more Netflix
- went to bed
A normal day…
We could have been anywhere in the world…
We’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and yesterday we saw no more than our local neighbourhood, the inside of a Sainsbury’s and a busy cafe. But I don’t consider days like this a waste. They are a part of being nomads – and once in a while, we just need a day of normal.
And today? We’re off to climb Arthur’s Seat and to explore more of Old Town!