Real World Blues

This photo pretty much sums up my holiday: sun, laziness, beer and aesthetically pleasing things. The only productive things I did on my holiday were learn to sail and read 5 books (both of which I actually quite proud of J ). Sailing was horrifyingly simple and I have no idea why I have spent the first 22 years of my life watching other people sail. I am by no means a great sailor, I’m not making plans to go and become a pirate queen somewhere but I know my way around a boat now, which must come in useful at some point… right??

I have finally got around to reading the Hunger Games Trilogy which means that I have spent the last couple of days since I got back explaining what happens to people who have no interest in making the effort to read the book or watch the film because they are tired of feeling out of the loop. It is a really odd series to explain, there is Panem, the Capital, the districts, the Hunger Games, a Quarter Quell, then there are the relationships and people, and then after all that you have to tell people what happens and you just end up with them staring at you appalled. I also read The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (awesome book) and the first book in the Mistborn series The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, which a friend of mine was badgering me to read at uni and I finally got around to it (impressive book).

So far coming back off holiday has sucked, massively, which really isn’t that remarkable. Weather in Britain is actually awful, rain and wind and cold. It has been miserable and completely removed from the hot temperatures I enjoyed. Work has been incredibly dull, and well it’s work, I actually have to function rather than roll out of bed, put on sun cream and position myself with a book in the sun. People at work actually expect me to be congenial and productive, not hide behind a book or sail. O and my boss still has a better tan than me which is just massively rude!!

The only plus side is coming back to WordPress, but even that has a down side as I am massively paranoid that someone will have written something amazing and I’ll have missed it. If you have, can you just tell me in the comments okay?? I would really appreciate it.