Spring feels like it’s on its way and I am glad, glad, glad. I am working on my diploma submissions, seeing clients and writing, writing writing. Utterly grateful for all of these things.
Here are some more things I’m grateful for:
Little Things I Love:
Seeing the buds start to come on the trees * Seeing bulbs coming up * Purple and yellow crocus, like the Flower Faeries * Snowdrops * Anemonies in all the cool blues and purples – my favourites * The wheels on my wheelchair being replaced and how easy moving now feels * The cargo net under my she Dried pears with allspice and cinnamon * Mixing watercolours * my ‘1 paint stroke a day’ painting * Ticking things off in my planner #pashfam * Turmeric and lemon tea * Fairtrade roses on my desk * Keeping the quotes from things I read filed in an index card box * Using those quotes in my writing * And as journalling prompts * Dreamwork energy drawings with chalk pastels *Chalk pastels on black sugar paper * Simnel cake and it’s legends * Imagining a vegan, gluten free version * Falling back in love with photography * The joy of analogue photography and being able to illustrate my journals and letters to loved ones with photographs * Because you can’t re-read a phone call * Practicing for my next harp exam * Finding out you can play rock music on the harp (yes, really) * Mask making * Travelling to north Wales for the first time and the beauty of the journey and the land * The shapes of the mountains * Learning welsh *
My Spring Quickening Gratitude & Grace List:
My writing practice honed by Janelle’s support and mentorship. You can access her teachings and join her amazing writing circle here.
I’m so loving The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Wang.
I was so happy to speak at Ignite Cardiff about things to do when you are stuck in bed and bored (no, not like that, I mean if you are sick in bed and bored! If you want more ways, I have 500 here. Thank you for supporting my work!)
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