Riding this morning naturally lifted my low spirits. I will not give it up, but am considering moving to an earlier lesson so I don't miss out on so much of the day with my boys. They went to the park without me again today.
In fact, I had the whole day off from motherly duties. After riding, I drove straight to a pub in a West Sussex village to meet with my 'Book Club' ladies. As ever, we talked about the book for a short time and then generally caught up and put the world to rights They were very kind to me when I shared my woes and offered plentiful words of wisdom.
I went home to the rest of the afternoon filled with Dexter tantrums and an evening of marking mock exams.