Here's a happy memory from our long, hot summer break away from the city. We packed quite a bit into a few weeks, including a big family Christmas with a lot of food, drinks, music, noise (young cousins running as a pack and endless discussions), a funeral, babies, birthday celebrations, a big party, a mountain tramp/hike, and many meals with friends and relations.
All pretty special stuff, stored up in our memories for slow release during the busy year.
I really love this time of year, bringing with it time to think about hopes and plans for the months ahead. It's like taking a deep breath between seasons.
This year, I hope to carve out more time for doing creative stuff. I have a new sketchbook, paints and pencils and really want to use them. Last year I found that my 'other work' (paid and unpaid) consumed me nearly completely, which was okay, but I'm going to try to find more balance in 2015.
I hope you've had a lovely holiday time, wherever in the world you may be.
It's so good to be back in this space.