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The simple pleasures
It has been a fairly hectic few months, and between work, Cymraeg classes, scout leading, walks and all sorts of other things I have and haven't written about, I haven't spent a lot of time doing nothing. (Point for comment: is this a double negative?)
Last night, I did something I haven't done for a while. I put on some music and read the newspapers (Western Mail, Evening Post and Independent, if anyone is interested). Once I finished reading the newspapers, I played card games. This may not sound exciting. Indeed, it isn't. But it has been a while since I have just sat, listened to music and done little else. I do enjoy being able to do very little on occasions.
Indeed, while I listen to my ipod while walking to work daily, it is not quite the same. The simple pleasures. The simple past times. Sometimes it is worth taking time out and just doing nothing.
I agree Alex, sometimes doing nothing and emptying my brain can be almost Cartharthic (if thats how you spell it!) like a meditative process. I've been reading your blog in bed on a bank holiday at a time I would normally have been up for a couple of hours already. Does that constitutes'doing nothing'? Glad you enjoyed the Margam walk.
My favourite procrastinations
The Head Heeb - Jonathan provides a balanced view on various Israeli and (former) colonial states in less developed regions of the world.
The Bladder - a sports satire site. Well worth a look.