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Jun. 04.

Waffle Wednesday: Relaxation

ww-relax-thLast night I found a place of incredible relaxation. I left the house not long before Midnight, took a walk, and found myself on a deserted Killiney Beach, with just myself, two fishing rods, my iPod and the water, and it was bliss.

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Out fishing in Wicklow on Monday, with this sailing across the bay

Okay, it did get cut a little short after some lightning flashes in the area at about 3.15, leading me to get out of there. I didn’t want to be left out in the open, sat nest to a couple of 15 foot lightning rods, but for those 3 hours plus, it was just so incredibly peaceful to have a couple of kilometres of beach to yourself, just to sit and think, to listen to music or the rhythmic sound of the waves lapping on the shore, and to generally be content. It doesn’t really matter that all I caught was either too small or generally inedible, because it was so enjoyable, so relaxing to be able to take some time completely to yourself, get lost in your own thoughts, and not be distracted by the outside world.

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A nice little Ray, caught by my brother.

So, yes, I fish. But this is not about fishing, or whether it is right or wrong to kill, cook and eat your catch. This is about relaxation. What is it that you do to take some time out, to calm down, unwind and ponder the universe? I’m a beauty blogger, yes, and it is an immensely enjoyable thing to do. In fact, I would bet that the majority of people reading this are bloggers too, but there is more to each of us than blogging. I enjoy reading. I enjoy tinkering with computers, getting beauty treatments. I’m a student pilot, and find flying relaxing (when I can afford it), and I fish (I actually combined flying and fishing on Bank Holiday Monday, when myself my dad and my brother went to Newcastle in Wicklow, to fish right next to the airfield). There is something so amazingly special about finding something you can lose yourself in, something you love doing so much that you can have hours go by in the blink of an eye while doing it. So, while this is just a short Waffle Wednesday this week, what I want to do is ask you a question.

What is the most relaxing thing that you love doing to take some time out from everything going on in your life?

Robyn

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