A good week for me – am smiling, reasonably lively! and dreaming of spring and my new garden. Must get ahead of writing, so time is mine, for the great outdoors – well my garden anyway. Have got some plug plants and bulbs for the shady part of the new garden and have cleared the first part as these are spring flowers and need to be in. Have made a planting plan of the seeds I bought last year and will begin the sowing in the next couple of weeks.
Weather was good so took the opportunity to do some more drastic pruning – end of the garden is inaccessible for a while, as I have left the trunks I sawed down for later processing. I need to get these trees fixed before serious nest building occurs, sawing them up into fire sized pieces can wait a bit. The hazels are almost done, two more,I have forgotten the name of, are done, and at end of week my friend helped again with the tree in the front – enough of that has been taken out now until the autumn. Was difficult as we needed the double handed saw and I had to climb under other branches to get in a good position – am now remembering muscles I had though vanished for ever. Ouch.
I have begun the cover of a journal – ‘tis going to be crazy patchwork – it is going to be for my poetry – I haven’t written very much but I quite like what I have – so will bedeck the lines penned, with colour and doodles.
I cannot draw well, but I doodle all the time – and have been encouraged, with seeing that most of what I doodle has a name – Zentangles – I never knew – isn’t the cyber world a wonderful land?– find all kind of things up here – this was on Pinterest – how I like that place, why did I resist so long. Anyway, I shall bedeck my poetry journal with colour, doodles, lace and what-have-yous. Will report in a couple of weeks. (put the one on depression to one side for the moment as it is too sunny to contemplate:)
I also got the urge to start on the major room change, clearing some of my hundreds of frogs from one place into box for a while and replacing with yarn and fabric from my stash. Some of my clothes have been moved to the emptied drawers – all I have to do as this process continues is try and recall where clothes are – which room – which drawer!
Writing stuff – ROW80
So how was this author’s week. I have made some more progress on editing. Hoping to put all aside next month for a while and then I will concentrate on blogging in March, the edited work I put away end of Jan might come out at end of March and will see how it looks.
I am planning a major change in my blogging habits this year, not quite there yet, but to put plan in place I need to get a little more ahead.
I had Zoe Brooks on the Red Carpet this last week, I really enjoyed her first book which I finished on Monday – Girl in the Glass.
I read the book group book this week – The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it – wasn’t keen on her first and have avoided her since but actually enjoyed it. Will have to try some of her others.
Then I settled down to finish Beth Camps first book Standing Stones with no distractions. I don’t read historical that often but the subject was one I knew very little about – oh we had learnt about the Highland clearances at school but not so much really – history all those years ago was pretty much look how great the English were – not! I have learnt most of my history since I left school.
Anyway I enjoyed Beth’s book very much and am looking forward to reading the next (although still a bit nervous about the responsibility of beta reading)
I have joined up for a free webnaire on Monday on how to utilize pinerest more for marketing. My other workshops are progressing, although I find I am slipping behind, a little, on one. Makes such a difference who the lecturer is – some are just so boring to listen to I nod off:( so rude.
Nothing else to report, hope to do more of the same next week.
Here’s wishing everyone all the best:)