Occasionally I feel the need to carve out some time in my week to just have a break. On my own. No pressure to have a conversation, no pressure to work on the to do list- just time to sit, walk and swim, to relax and re-energise. So this morning I went to the beach, which is my favourite place, and sat and walked and swam. And I had a coffee. After an hour or two I was ready to return to the world.