I don’t know where the last week went….we had school holidays and although the teenagers certainly don’t want to spend time with their mother the days seemed to go by in a whirl of activity, none of which seemed to involve anything creative or interesting to blog about.
The trials and tribulations of parenting teenagers and dealing with the very tough Swiss school system are weighing heavily at the moment and that seems to block free and creative thoughts too. I’ve realized that it’s actually really important that I don’t let it get me all down, so I’m trying to do little things that brighten my day. Recently that’s involved buying a bunch of little sunflowers…
….sitting in the thermal pool outside at the local swimming pool for a couple of hours chatting to a friend who always sees the positive in life, taking a yoga class and of course my stalwart – knitting socks and watching Downton Abbey on TV.
I also read this….
and it’s brilliant …if you like crime novels and Scottish Islands (both of which I do!). It’s set on Shetland, where I spent a summer when I was a student.
Any way, it’s Monday and it’s time to get creative! Hopefully I’ll have a bit more to show you next time!!