Radio silence.  Crackle crackle crackle.  No, still nothing.  Ideas sitting in my head just getting a little impatient, but not to worry, I can sit on them longer than any nesting hen on her valuable eggs.

But wait!  There is a noise….is it coming from over there, by the red phone booth?  (I didn’t think those things still worked!  Fancy….)

Or is it coming from over here, in the still of the suburban afternoon – someone chainsawing through a tree, or perhaps a frustrated home- carpetner finally giving her deck the what-for?

Or is it coming from….



That’s right.  I have finally got over the shame of blog-radio silence.  Not that I promise anything too insightful.  Just – the sound of two hands clacking.

My life has been busy, as has yours, no doubt – Christmas, New Year, car problems, getting back into the swing of work.  And of course there is the writing.  Writing.  Writing.  writing.  (I just wanted to see if it looked less intimidating with a small w.  And you know what?  I think it does.)

Oh and there was my birthday.  I am almost half way through the average lifespan for the modern human.

Almost, but not quite!  Hah!

My husband also put up the hammocks, with a little help from a good, handy friend.  I believe they have improved the quality of my life about 20-35%.  Hammocks = holidays at home.

This year for me is about slowing down.  Not pushing away discomfort (eg writing block, editing, getting tired) but feeling it and then staying with it until it, hey presto! passes.  This year for me is also about paying attention.  Which I hope will be aided by slowing down.  And it is about getting through.  Not in a bad way – not in a “my life is so awful, I have to Just. Get. Through.”  But in a ” Sometimes life has disappointments, and sometimes it has good things.  And I don’t need to hold on too tightly to either.”

OK blog confessional.  I am not sure I have got the hang of this again just yet.  But does that mean I am gonna quit?

Domain renewal notice?  Yes.  So I guess that means, carry on!