Spent the first two days of my week off at Hill House, with my parents, beginning to decompress. Saw quite a bit of Tessa and her boys, who were there, too. Among other things, took Caroline to the Borzoi bookshop in Stow-on-the-Wold and drove Pat across to the Burford garden centre. Slowing down made me realise just how much of an adrenaline junkie I am at times. What an oasis this has been.