Monday, 21 February 2011

My New Hiding Place


The last few months have, yet again, been spent thinking about writing, lots of thinking but not much doing and that is despite much encouragement from friends.
Finally though I think I'm ready for the off.

The house cleaning which I was using as an excuse... the I must just "wash the floor/chisel the grime from the skirting boards/remove the Miss Havisham like swathings from the cornices" tasks are at last completed. Now, I'm not suggesting we have reached hygienic levels of cleanliness, but if I said that Time Team would have cheerfully conducted a dig here you may get an idea of what I was dealing with. I have also redecorated both children's rooms, which translates as I chose the paint, made tea and generally offered unhelpful suggestions whilst husband and son did manly bonding over paintbrushes. I have designed a huge bookcase too, where I can rehome the tottering piles of books that adorn every flat surface in the house.

After all this sorting, a modern day visit to the Augean stables, my reward was to make myself a place to write, hidden away, quiet, no distractions and three flights of stairs away from the biscuits. There is a bookcase, my favourite pictures on the wall in front of me, my ipod and an ashtray.
Let writing commence

6 comments:

Mo said...

How exciting, may the words flow. x

Fran said...

I sympathise with needing to be three flights of stairs away from the biscuits!

Kippaxlady said...

Write it and we'll read it. Come on pull your finger out. ;O)

Kippaxlady said...

Oh and sod the cleaning, stop making me feel bad about the fact that our cobwebs are so huge they keep setting the house alarm off.

Kitty said...

A room of one's own in which to write and dream. What luxury, I'm quite envious. Enjoy and please put it to very good use. We await the results! x

P.S. A layer of dust protects the furniture. Plus, as has been said, after awhile, it's doesn't look any dirtier. Just have to find that sweet spot. :)

Cheapest Diablo 3 gold said...

The minute card is definitely gorgeous -- and such a beautiful present. Any kind of female will be happy for this kind of.
Thank you for anyone creativity.