My day of achievement

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Yesterday was a great day. The sun was shining and I managed to get a huge amount done whilst also spending time with Max.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

Because the weather was so good, Max was outside playing with Holly. His favourite toy is a push car, so while I was mowing the lawn, he was pushed alongside me getting involved.

Then I set the sprinklers up for the lawn, which gave us plenty of time to play in the sprinkler before we began to water the plants.

Max has turned out to be a great plant watering, particularly when Holly is nearby and he can try and surprise her by showering her in ice cold water 😉

Then I got the fire burning and got rid of all the garden waste.

And finally… I finished off the day after Max had gone to bed with a bit of work.

Damn, it felt good to have done so much in a day.

It’s also started off the week with a great feeling.

Try and get one day of high productivity at the beginning of the week and it will make the rest of the week go well.

Ciao,

Michael

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