Out of the Doldrums

I really didn’t think it would affect me much. The work would be done outside the house for the most part, I’d be able to sit inside, write, work, clean and of course make the builder-required cups of tea. The Handyman would be around to oversee the work, so I’d be free to continue as usual. I was naive. First there was the pre-work arrangements, involving trips to various workshops, grotty stores and building suppliers. There would be idle chat Click for more

To Do, To Don’t

I wrote last week about television being a distraction, but I feel I should admit that I can be distracted such exciting things as paint drying. The internet is a major danger zone. I start each day with an ambitious To Do List 1 – Write next great Irish/Turkish/expat novel 2 – Blog tremendously witty posts 3 – Post inciteful comments on Twitter and a range of blogs 4 – Arrange and clean house to reflect that domestic goddess resides Click for more