Wednesday evening, 9pm. I’m walking through Hyde Park on my way back from a short swimming session. It’s a nice evening, not calm but no pressing summer heat either, the park is calm and the light soft. I’m walking slowly, enjoying the serenity surrounding me. It reminds me of evenings in our country house, and gives me a bit of what I’ve been missing.
Exam period was stressful, not that I expected much else. Once they were done I had two weeks holiday which ended up being quite hectic as I was trying to do everything I wanted. Then work. And nerves. The wait for results was a chapter of it’s own, never have I’ve been that nervous about some numbers on a computer screen (nor as relieved as when I saw them either I guess). But now it’s over. I’m still working, which takes a lot of energy and concentration but is challenging in an interesting and fun way. But I do have time to sit by the river in Hyde Park an evening like this and listening to the leaves whispering in the wind. Or spend an afternoon/evening under a tree reading a book. That’s life quality.