After such a busy few weeks, this week was always going to feel a bit quiet. But, I think that the word that best sums it up is subdued.
It has been less intense. It has felt quieter but also less colourful, less vibrant.
Not in a bad way; in a calm and slightly muted way. In all honesty, we needed the break. There is only so long that anyone can function in full-on mode. I had reached my limit.
We are also coming to the end of the holidays, preparations for the return to school have begun.
That feeling of things coming to an end has begun to swirl over our days and I am just glad that my mother is here to give the children, and me, a reason to make the most of these last couple of weeks of vacation rather than wish them away.
The days are still bright and sunny, we still have time together before routine returns; we may all be somewhat subdued, recovering from busy weeks passed and looking forward to a relaxed run into the excitement of back to school; but we’re not ready to say goodbye to summer yet.
How has your week been, what would your word of the week be?