My maternal grandparents Bob & Verlie came 'off the land' which is an Australian colloquial phrase which simply means that they were farmers. My Grandfather lived to be 101 and Grandmother Verlie is over 103.
So what does any of this have to do with this week's word 'Kip'?
Well I believe that their habit of having a little snooze after their midday meal each day contributed to their longevity. A little sleep or kip, allowed their bodies to recoup after a morning of busy physical labour and an afternoon featuring more of the same and I'm sure this added to their healthy body-mind balance.
I follow in their footsteps whenever I can and was pleased when I read that the iconic beauty and actress Sophia Lauren believed in having a rest after lunch each day and attributed this to her 'eternal glow'.
So now when I find that the planets have aligned and my pillow beckons with an hour to spare you will hear me inform my family "I'm off to have a Sophia now - quiet please."
So what about you? Do you enjoy the opportunity to have a mini-nap or kip on weekends or are you someone who finds it difficult to sleep in the daytime? What do you call this rest time - a kip, snooze, sleep or Sophia?
Happy day dear friend - I'm sure that a kip can be a gift of serendipity for some of us - unexpected & lovely.