Lucky Heather


As my own boss (and might I say at this juncture that I have found myself to be exemplary in this role) I have given myself the whole month of January off.  Now before you all start tutting and back-chatting let me explain my reasoning.  I can, so I am going to.  It really is a simple as that.  Of course I have many noble pursuits planned for this extended holiday.  Actually I think I might call it a sabbatical, sounds much more refined and a bit clever.  So during my much deserved and extremely worthy sabbatical I will be:

  • Sharpening and oiling all my tools.
  • Getting all administration up to date.
  • Cataloguing photographs.
  • Sorting out the bottomless pit of my work bag.
  • Work in my own garden.
  • Sorting out the black hole of my handbag.
  • Clearing my wardrobe of superfluous (read “too tight”) items and taking then to the charity shop.
  • Ditto with books (except the “too tight” bit).
  • Dubbing working boots and secateur holster.
  • Dry out.
  • Catching up with friends that have been neglected.
  • Thinking about doing any of the above.

And when these things are complete I shall write my novel.  Don’t worry (or perhaps do) I will still be blogging.  So a Happy New Year to everyone.  I wish you all much courage, kindness and love. Here is some heather, I hope it proves lucky for you x

24 thoughts on “Lucky Heather

  1. Won’t you miss the wind and the rain? The sodden soil? And the properly cold weather that’s supposed to be just around the corner? No? Thought not.
    Happy January 🙂


  2. I think the youngsters would say “well jel”. January and February are my months of doom, when I work every hour God sends and all I want to do is wind down after a crazy Christmas season. However it sounds like you have your work cut out with lots of very worthwhile tasks, many of which I dream about completing one day. My wardrobe is crammed with ‘superfluous’ clothes and my tools need a good seeing-to. I hope you complete everything quickly and get onto the novel ASAP as I imagine it would (will!) be brilliant and funny, like you. My only plea is to include a smouldering, handsome hero that Aidan Turner can play in the film adaptation. Thanks and Bon Chance!


  3. Make the most of it, me lovely!
    Look forward reading the novel. I will keep the month february free to make the dutch translation, ok?

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  4. What a good idea. You deserve it. If I were you I’ d ditch the first ones and concentrate on the last 3. And the novel of course. I think you should devote January to writing deathless prose, sitting in front of the fire, in your negligee
    By the way, do you really have a workbag? Throw it away, you’ ll feel much better..


  5. Sabbatical sounds grand .I am sure the fruits will be evident .
    Hmmm clothes to charity shop? When I have old clothes nobody would want them,even the dog looks askance at the old sweaters lining her bed
    Good luck!


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