It’s been a creative kind of week
It’s been another glorious week of sunshine and down in our little corner of the UK, we even escaped the thunder storms predicted for yesterday. How has your week been? Mine started with a run (literally), which is rare because I never usually pick up a speed much quicker than walking. It descended into a throat infection, worsened, I think, by the hot humid weather, making sleeping even more difficult. As the weekend draws near, I’m getting ready to welcome the Storymakers to my children’s writing club, where we will be looking at how to find story ideas from the everyday. We’ve also got a barbeque to look forward to. Here’s a summary of my week Little Loves style.
I read a little every night just before I go to sleep. It’s not often much because my eyes are literally closing and I’m dropping off as I read, but even so, I like to read as much and as widely as possible.
I’m currently reading My Name is Leon, by Kit de Waal. It’s about a young boy, Leon, who is taken from his home, along with his baby brother, when his mother suffers a mental breakdown. Leon is put into Foster care and the book follows his life as he attempts to make sense of the world, deciding which adults he should trust along the way.
We’re particularly enjoying the latest series of Ripper Street, though it was a bit gruesome the other night wasn’t it? I’m waiting to find out how Inspector Reid, Captain Jackson and Miss Susan will get out of their predicament once and for all in this last series. I’ll miss it though, it’s been good TV viewing.
This video trailer for my book is the work of my own hands. To say I’m pleased with the outcome is an understatement!
My son made one too, using the I-movie app (he’s eight).
We love this hot weather don’t we? Well, we do like to moan, but one thing we’re not good at is getting used to going from cool and autumnal, to tropical in the space of a week. I like to wear light and floaty in this heat, so I’ve been living in my navy-striped jersey maxi dress.
It’s a known fact in the driving world that if you give way to someone, there is a very high chance they will do the same to someone else. In other words, if you’re nice to someone, it rubs off and they’ll be nice to someone else. I’ve been testing that theory recently. Given the horrors we’ve been through, we could all do with being a bit nicer to each other. Generally, I put my head down and get on with my day, not meaning to be rude, but just focused on what I’m doing. Instead, I’ve been making an effort to smile at people as I pass them in the street, maybe even say hello.
Well, either they’ll think I’m a crazy lady or worry I’m trying to come on to them, or perhaps, just maybe, they will take the kindness as the gesture is it intended and pass it on to someone else.
Share the love people.
That’s my bit of Friday wisdom for you. Have a great weekend whatever you’re doing.