It's been a hard slog but finally, after 5 days of passing ships we managed to see each other on Sunday – which was also our 2 year wedding anniversary.
The first day together after a hectic work week can rapidly go pear-shaped and over the last year I've learnt – through many a trial and error – to ease into it slowly and gently. The key for us is to let the day take its course naturally and ease up on any pressure to make every second of it meaningful. I used to get very frustrated if things weren't going according to what I had envisaged in my head but I've since realised that it's much more beneficial to wake up with no expectations and an open mind.
(For the record we had a cracker day).