I’ve always been one of those people who doesn’t like taking holiday if I have no plans. It feels like a waste. I need to save it for trips away. But recently I’ve come to realise it’s sometimes nice just to have a day off, at home. Yesterday I booked the day to go to the Ideal Home Show but we had to cancel. I was going to cancel my annual leave but then decided that I could really do with a day off and it didn’t matter if I wasn’t doing something “special”. I had a lie in, I met friends for lunch and enjoyed not having to watch the clock to get back to work in time and not having a one glass of wine limit. Ended the day at the spa of our gym. It reminded me that days off can be special without doing “extravagant” expensive things. .