It's 5am and I'm awake. I'm going to enjoy this early morning because it's Saturday, and I have nothing to do until 10am. That's five hours of blissful 'me time'.
First things first - a cup of tea. I always drink Barry's Tea in the morning. I stock up every time I go home for a visit. Actually, whenever I fly home to Ireland, my suitcase is packed with gifts for friends and family, and on the return flight, packed with all my favourite Irish products that you can't get in Indonesia. There's never any clothes in my luggage - just goods. Anyway, the clothes that I wear in Indonesia are very different to what I wear in Ireland because of the two very different climates, so it would be pointless to pack clothes. Packing my suitcase with Irish branded tea might seem a bit ridiculous to some considering I'm bringing it into a country that is already awash with tea, but in my defense - I've grown up with my Irish tea, so it's warm and comforting on quiet early mornings like this one.
Next - a morning slice - not of toast! A slice of life. I'm feeling particularly clear this morning and the writing seems to flow. Maybe it's because it's the first day of our end of term break, and I'm starting to relax. It's been full on this term, especially the last few weeks, so this week of rest is much needed.
I booked a last minute flight to Lombok on Sunday. I decided that the best place for me to get a good quality rest is on a small beach island in the middle of the Bali Sea. From Lombok I'll catch a public boat to Gili Air - a tiny island with no cars or any form of transportation except for bicycles and horse drawn carts. I'm hoping that this relaxed pace of life will rub off on me and slow me down.
Now I'm starting to get hungry - an impossible distraction. Time to log off and get some breakfast!