The summer break seems to be racing by and I am left with a feeling of things slipping away . . . what have I achieved in my time away from the day job? Where am I going? Celebrating the little things that make me smile and give me a rosy glow is one way to do that.
I started outlining a new story. A lot of it is still in my head but the main character is nagging at me! I also have a title which I am loving and I feel it is going to be fun to write.
The weather here is better. We have had some sunshine and I have been out for a few walks. They can be excellent for helping to think through plot ideas.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my daughter was painting up some old furniture . . . I decided I couldn't let her have all the fun so I had a go myself and painted an old pine chest.
I've done it in a rich burgundy colour and finished with a dark wax. You can't really see the effect in the photo as the light is shining on it but I am pleased with it. I have been told it looks purple . . . but honestly it isn't, it's burgundy!
And finally, tomorrow we hope the fine weather continues so that we can have a game of croquet! It's a great game to play with a group of friends. We are lucky enough to have a large back lawn which lends itself quite nicely to the past time.
Thanks to Lexa and her lovely co-hosts
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog