Friday 3 June 2016
Five on Friday
Joining in with Amy and Five on Friday.
1. I'll still be keeping it short. The new backspace key was delivered and of course it was nothing like the one I need to replace. So I'm still cursing every few minutes when the old one flies off.
2. Food. I'm trying not to eat any. I need to fit into my one decent dress for a wedding in a couple of weeks and I need to lose about half a pound a day. I know, I know, it won't happen. But I probably won't be facing up to that reality for at least a week and a half so in the meantime I'm eating marginally less and sighing a lot. I do so love food. I was going to list all of the things I like most, but then I thought it might not be helpful.
3. Summer is here, the rose is blooming and there are bees on the lavender and chive flowers. I do love June. The sun reaches our north-facing front garden by 3 o'clock and then it's everywhere, out the back, round the front, pouring through the skylights. Out at the wetlands place the crane chicks have hatched.
4. I've been trying to work out how to do a bit of writing while the children are around on half term. It's not easy. The mornings are best, they seem to entertain themselves with less fighting earlier in the day. As it rolls around towards lunch things get a bit livelier. I try and do things that aren't actual writing, like uploading things onto my portfolio. Of course, this means that no actual writing is being done. I'm aware of the summer holidays looming. It would be nice to be able to work out how to keep up the momentum a bit. Tips and tricks anyone?
5. The biggest boy was breathing down my neck while I wrote something about myself and expressed surprise at a qualification from my past. It gave me pause for thought. I don't ever really mention what I used to do. Little do they know I had a whole other life before they came along. Looking back I'd choose something different now. I had lots of different jobs and ended up working in a big law firm. I've met lots of artists lately, many of them living in the country. If I could do it all again I'd definitely aim for something creative. Either that or footballer's wife. Although that would involve not eating which we've already established I'm hopeless at. Any dreams you haven't got around to pursuing yet? It's almost never too late.