Once again I've failed miserably to keep up with my plans! Was it last November that I last concentrated enough to sit down at the laptop and kick myself into writing gear?
Still, it's autumn, and that's usually the time I get my head round my plans and targets. Is that odd when so many people seem to prefer January the 1st for their resolutions and new habits?
Possibly, but I guess after so many years in the classroom either as part of a class or in front of one, it seems to have ingrained itself in my psyche as the time for new starts!
Perhaps it's also the drawing in of the nights, the changes in weather and the pull of the indoors that do it for me.. although that having said I did get back to running today in an effort to restart my Parkrun fix so not all about the indoors then!
Anyhow, I digress - no change there then.. SO, it's time to settle down and attack this writing itch properly. I've taken the plunge and sent off a short story to a magazine based on the murderous feelings I had by the time our new drive was completed.
That then just left us the job of finishing off - lugging large rocks around, taking out shrubs, painting new walls - lots of that!! At last that bit of the work seems under control, so it's back to the blog.
I'm going to try and pick up from where I left off - in the middle of planning for Christmas...
Last year I began writing about how I (and the rest of my family) try to get ready for the festive season so you might want to take a look at those few posts as I'm sure you don't want me to witter on about finding boxes, making lists and so on if you've read it all before..... I only got as far as four posts so it's not a lot if you want to pop back in the archive and get up to the experiences bit.
Having explained all that it's back to the train of thought that got me here - my run... it just reminded me that the hedgerows are looking rather full so it must be time to consider the next bit of festive planning - the edible (and drinkable) bit.
Excuse me while I just go and check on the empty bottles and jars I've been amassing.. I promise I'll be back soon to expand.