And with the winter solstice our days begin to grow longer. Although, I really do love having dinner on the stove at 4pm, making that five o'clock chaos a little more bearable.
Right now my working days are punctuated by cups of tea (I'm loving natures cuppa organic ceylon and clipper teas herbal infusions - peppermint, chamomile and nettle) and the occasional square or two of chocolate. Inspiring projects are bubbling away around me, projects that are dream-come-true. I'm collaborating with talented creatives and I feel, for the first time in my career, that this is most definitely right and overwhelmingly good.
When I need to step away from the words I wander on slow walks and photograph true winter. When you start to take a lot of photos you begin to judge scenes by light. And winter has the clearest, whitest light of all the seasons. It's fresh and clean and pure. Innocent, even.
My days are full right now, brimming. In between work commitments there's a first birthday to organise (!) and the never-ending muma tasks that, at times, are too many to contemplate. Every day, I bellow: "Put your socks on!"
Far too often there are bare toes tapping the floorboards.