I’m madly revising a new novel before Christmas and haven’t been able to research for a ‘proper’ blog post this week. I’ve also been washed out with a throat infection, which left me without a voice (not bad news for everyone!). It made me realise how lucky I am that it’s my fingers that do the talking. And this led me to ponder on the wealth of other things I feel grateful for. As ‘problem-solving’ beings, we tend to focus on the stuff that isn’t going well and needs sorting out, rather than on the aspects that are ticking along nicely.
So to celebrate, here are Five Random Delights in my life, right now:
4. Having a cello again after ten years of not playing is my next gratitude. The fact that I’m reunited with the same beautiful instrument I had 30 years ago is even more special and a bit surreal. My heartfelt thanks to Shirley who passed away in September and bequeathed it to me and to my father for this lovely pastel picture of me playing, from 1986.
5. Amaretto – a new discovery for Hubbie and I. Our Christmas dessert is going to be homemade vanilla ice-cream 'with a choice' of (aka both) hot chocolate sauce and poured-over Amaretto. Bliss…
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