Have you ever been on a retreat?
I was talking with a friend recently who told me that she and her husband used to plan two day 'retreats' every now and then, in their own home.
They would stock up with lots of nice food which didn't need cooking, give themselves permission not to do any chores, turn off the phone and spend a couple of quiet days catching up with reading.
I may try this. It might be a lovely between-seasons thing to do. I'm already mentally lining up a good book or two, could switch off the phone, the radio, (don't have a TV), the computer, skip the newspapers, and take time for more conversation, meditation, some walking or yoga perhaps, and there is a box of classical music CD's we've been given which need listening to....
What kind of retreat would you like?
Or can you imagine nothing worse?
There is a Guide to Good Retreats if the idea of a retreat with strangers appeals.