Isn’t summer wonderful? The Husband is off work at the moment, enjoying a couple of well-earned weeks’ rest. My mother came to stay for the week last week (very exhausting), and the week ended with a family party, and a 6 hour long round trip to get there. You will appreciate that I am feeling just a little jaded right now. However, there is sunshine, and friends dropping by, and this morning we sat in the garden, drinking freshly pressed apple juice for breakfast, and basking, and it doesn’t get much better than that, let me tell you!
Sometimes, its good to take a breather. I’ve had a week where my thoughts have not been my own, and its made me realise how much I need to write. It is not so much a desire as a primal drive. Now I have my time (and my brain) to myself again, all I can think about is what I want to write next. My body may not be ready to get started yet – a lot of restorative time in bed will be necessary for that – but my Muse is getting her juices into gear.
And let me tell you, that feels so great!
I can feel a plan beginning to form behind my eyes about what I want to achieve in the next three months up to Christmas. (Yes, I know, I’ve started thinking about presents already, I must be a sick, sick person!) I can’t quite put my finger on the specifics of it yet, but I can’t wait to just plunge in and indulge my creative urges.
And I mean indulge! I want to do something delicious and opulent. I want to manifest an idea made of mental gold thread and velvet and jewels, something as luscious as sinking my teeth into a ripe peach. Know what I’m saying?
I want to CELEBRATE!
I promise I’ll keep you posted about what I come up with. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the summer, and raise a glass of Pimms/mint julep/mojito/insert your favourite tipple here to the joys of August and Time Out!