Home Alone

Today I found myself in a rather unusual situation. 

I have the whole house to myself. For the whole weekend.

I am officially home alone for three days. 

The Bloke is away on a course with one of his favourite photographers in Manchester. The course and walk-round session on Saturday takes up most of the day, so he is staying in a hotel the night before and after. He’s nervous, but I’m incredibly proud of him for putting himself in a situation that I know makes him hugely uncomfortable – he doubts his abilities as a photographer (despite the fact that his photographs are fabulous) and I’m hoping that it will prove to be a huge confidence boost and a great opportunity to meet some new people.

It’s rare that he is away overnight (and certainly not for a whole weekend). Of course, he’s my favourite person and I always miss him when he’s not here, but it’s nice to have a bit of ‘me time’ occasionally. Consequently, the cat and I have decided to have a relaxing weekend before The Bloke and I have the madness of next week with Part 2 of his birthday present – Airbnb, Harry Potter World and Wicked. 

We’re already stocked up with our favourite films, Bullet Journal supplies, bath products and snacky treats to indulge ourselves (well, I’ll be the one having the hot baths – he’s not a fan of water), and I’m very excited. He has his own chair, blanket and a new mouse toy all set up, I have my favourite snuggly blanket from IKEA, the heating is on and we’re going to settle in for a self-care focused few days of awesomeness. 

What about you guys? Do you enjoy a bit of alone time occasionally? 

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34 thoughts on “Home Alone

  1. I do like my time to myself, but I Dirk has never been away for more than a day. We have been married for almost 6 years. That being said, we are so fortunate to be together, when we first met we lived in different countries and only saw each other every 4 to 6 months! So, it took us two years to manage everything to be together, so now we are never apart. 🙂

  2. I love alone the me but rarely get it and when I do I have a difficult time indulging in self-care. I usually find a household chore to take on. If I really want to relax and enjoy alone time I go away.

  3. Curling up with a good book and movie, or a TV show to binge – a fun way to spend a weekend – with popcorn, some good food and a bit of wine…it’s always a relaxed staycation!

  4. I love a bit of alone time. Which I tend to get when I am away at conferences. I usually blow off one evening’s events and stay in my room, order room service, and watch HGTV. It’s very bland but so nice and relaxing.

    • Ooh that sounds lovely! It’s rare that I have stayed in a hotel on my own as I always end up staying with friends if I go away, but the few occasions I have have been wonderful

  5. Ooh yes, alone time means not having to sit through the ten 0’clock news, or cheery old Corrie, in fact I probably wouldn’t even put the TV on and would possibly read a whole book. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Haha! Don’t get me started on Corrie – my mum is a soap opera obsessive and whenever I stay at hers I’m forced to watch 3 hours of it which leaves me feeling really depressed haha!

    • Hello stranger! I can totally relate – the cat was a pain in the ass yesterday, he was needy but had a full food bowl, clean litter tray, toys and his own chair… it took him so long to settle down!

  6. I’m a writer. Self-imposed isolation is the norm. Plus my significant other is a musician and often away, especially at weekends. Luckily, I have a dog and two cats to keep me sane. My dog (Dillon) has been freaking out though, due to fireworks – the season of the whizzbang gets longer every year. Maybe I’m the one keeping him sane.


    • Oh my gosh the fireworks were insane here last night – the cat isn’t normally bothered by them but it seemed that everyone bought the ones that made huge bangs this year. He came and sat with me in the couch and curled his tail around my arm for some sort of comfort, bless him…

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