I started to feel quite run down towards the end of last week and after my last blog post on Saturday felt really quite rubbish. So I downed tools and took a pit stop, a little time out for myself. I figured a day and a half downtime and cut off from the Internet would be better than several days off through illness. And it did the trick—I’m feeling much better. All I needed was some time off resting and moseying about.
There was a lot happening around the house to keep me otherwise occupied: demolition of a side porch never used and that had been blocked off by concrete after some building work. The conservatory is now more usable and the living room has a higher capacity. All good stuff.
I managed to get some fairly decent reading sessions down, though, and have begun thinking about what books I want to take on my summer holiday, which is just around the corner. I’ve got a Rankin and an Auster that are itching at the bit, but I reckon I’ll have the space and time for two more. Or maybe four.
I’m really looking forward to going away. Two weeks of doing absolutely nothing, relaxing and putting my feet up under a warm sun and with all the food and drink I can eat. Awesome; it can’t come quick enough.
Of course, it’s not that I won’t be writing while I’m gone, I’ve bought a special pad for the journey; a brand new moleskin has found it’s way into my possession and will be dedicated purely towards the Portugal trip.
Gail’s studio opened for business and she’s had her first few clients in through the door. It’s an exciting time for everyone with all that’s going on down at Gail Galbraith Photography. If you didn’t already know, she’s offering offering portrait shoots for £25 (knocked down from £40) if you book before 31st August 2010 and you use the word “Leith” in your query. For that you get a 1 hour session in her new studio in Leith, 1 free 8×6 print, an online gallery to show off to friends and family and where images can be purchase direct from, and all images from the shoot on a free low-resolution CD. (Subject to max of 4 people per session; each additional person is £5 each). You can contact Gail at email@example.com and view her website at: www.gailgalbraith.co.uk.
Finally, have you ever wondered how Sweet Georgia Brown might sound if played by a skiffle band and tractor? Well, here it is:
Peace and out!
I do that too – just listen to the body and take a rest. Saves me feeling rotten for longer than necessary (and makes everyone around me a lot happier too).
Congrats to Gail on the new studio! Hooray!
Enjoy your vacation — and take lots of photos! I’ve never been to Portugal, and want to live vicariously.
I don’t know if they’re available yet in the UK, but two of the best books I’ve read in the past year are AMERICA LIBRE by Raul Ramos and 31 HOURS by Masha Hamilton.
You know, I might just look those books up when I’m in the book shop on Saturday. 🙂