Should I walk
I have a hard life.
(Today I chose the beach)
And, finally, reading from The Floatingest Frog to year one and two students.
Tomorrow I am off to do another school visit – this time at Hyden Primary School. I love getting out and talking to lots of different kids. I love sharing my stories and always come home feeling inspired and energised.
Anyway, back to the business of writing. Am in the process of catching up on correspondence, and also on reviewing. Read a swag of books whilst on holidays, but now must write and post the reviews. Also took a zillion photos. I invested in a new camera just before Christmas (after my last one met an untimely end, dropped on a bike path) and as well as enjoying capturing the Murphlets and my beloved, I also took photos of lots of things that I think will inspire some stories and poems.
Here are two (which won’t inspire me, but may amuse you – taken by Murphlet 2 at Christmas.
This one needs no explanation – it’s me enjoying my Christmas bubbly.
This one shows off both my loverly Christmas tattoo and my new-found muscles, courtesy of the exercise regime I’ve been following the past four months. They’re not huge, but they’re coming along nicely and, as one who has been far too unfit for far too long, I am pretty proud of myself for following a program which is making me feel healthier than I have for a long long time.
So, my new (writing) year begins. It’s going to be a good one – I can feel it in my waters.