Everything’s fairly quiet at the moment, which is the way I prefer it. Doing some ‘heavy’ writing and can do without any distractions or any serious ones.
I’m still in touch with people, of course, I just meant nothing else pressing to deal with.
Do you realise, we’re past the middle of May – already! Don’t want to waste the entire Summer again as I feel I did last year by writing the last book, so got 2 or 3 ‘ghost hunting’ trips planned. First one is in the middle of July to Borely (and surrounding reputedly haunted sites’), so that should be interesting. If nothing else happens (and you can never tell with these things), at least we’ll have the warmth and the light. And I might even have someone to cuddle up to when it gets dark; I mean, of course, on the way back to London. (And I don’t mean Gareth, so no lewd suggestions by you two Craig and Cat please!).
I went out briefly at lunchtime, and cut back through the Wood. Everything is so green and ‘dazzling’ now, which in itself was a form of relaxation. I know Highgate Wood so well really. I’m just surprised how many people can amble (or jog) through it without even looking around them. And they do – they really do!
I think I mentioned this before, but there is a mental hospital in the vicinity. Its not a ‘high security’ one and the patients tend to wander the area freely by day. They often walk around the Wood as well. Good luck to them, I have always thought because they are not harming anyone. But why is it, some of them always seem to come straight up to me? This is not just imagination. I have often seen several people in front of me walking their dogs or pushing push-chairs with a patient coming towards me and just passing them as if they never existed. Then when he or she reaches myself its often . . . “Can you help me please, I’m lost, or I’m late or I’m not sure where I’m going”, etc. Of course, I don’t mind that, but I just got to thinking some time ago now that maybe these people can sense (albeit not consciously) that the people they pass are otherwise engaged in worldly conversations that just don’t concern them and this stops any approach.. Its probably because I’m usually on my own, and walking slowly, and they just think there is more time. I really don’t know but it often happens, and it happened again today.
Then indoors, I switched on the word processor and prepared for some more writing. Well, I only finished that about 45 minutes ago around 3 (am that is!) so just thought I’d write this for whatever its worth!
Now, I’m still waiting for that book review Craig (sorry, not from you Cat before you’ve read it – unless you’ve since ordered it from Amazon) as you did suggest it. None of your usual ‘crudities’ though. Just try and write a sensible review! I will not edit it – except for any swear words, which knowing you would be an almost impossible condition!
Barbara, I spoke to D again tonight. He’s coming down in June but says he’ll be contacting you very shortly. So just thought I’d pass that on.
Well, guess its time I considered sleep. The clocks approaching 4 now and I am getting a little tired.
For the moment,