Saturday, 30 June 2018

Perfect Bliss

It is the end of a long, long week.  I have been working in my bedroom trying to fill in dents, holes and a long, large crack down the middle of the back wall.  It looks like a scar, jagged and ugly.  All week I have been filling and sanding only to have to do parts of it again and again.  It's probably the heat, we've had what is being described as a heatwave here even though it is only in the 80s.  The filler bubbles up in parts and I have to do it again.  By the end of the week, I think I got it all smoothed out and hope to put the paint on next week and be finished with it...finally.  It's been very hot upstairs and if I open the window the bugs and birds come in...there are no screens in England.  When you open the windows you are one with nature, a good and a bad thing at times.

In between working I've been helping my son study for exams.  It feels like it has been going on forever.  Next week is the last exam and then we can put away all the revision guides.  There are only three weeks left of school and I am so looking forward to a break in the daily routine.

All week I kept thinking about the letters I had to answer and composing as I worked but hadn't managed to get anything down on paper.  Very frustating.  Every time I thought I had a moment or two to write I got called away.  Today I declared I was "off duty" and set up my writing table in the garden and enjoyed the afternoon just answering letters while enjoying the view and listening to the birds sing.  Bliss.  The Write On Challenge helped me to get caught up and now there is no angst about answering letters as they are all up to date.  So, I had a wonderful day just relaxing and doing what I like best.  I hope your day was the same.


  1. My day was the same...but different. I started telling you all about it but thought I should save it for a letter. See you in the mail!!

  2. You've inspired me to write you a letter!

    1. Sitting in the garden always inspires me to write. It's my favourite place. I look forward to hearing from you Sonja.