|Wallaby visits us and enjoys our |
vegetable scraps as I stop
writing and watch from
behind large glass windows.
|It is still the middle of winter|
in Tasmania but the wattle
is starting to flower
For several reasons – mainly my inability to say “no” often enough – it has been a difficult year to try and work on this story. My wonderful husband decided we needed to get away from distractions at home. As a result, last week I had a blissful five days of writing at a special retreat cottage at Eagles Rise , owned and run by lovely Christian friends, Peter and Judy Brown. I deliberately did not take internet connection for the laptop but did not realise there wasn’t even mobile phone coverage.
It was mostly cold and wet that week but I did manage to take these photos. They do not do justice to the lovely warm house and beautiful bush setting.
Did I get much writing done? Not as many words as I had hoped perhaps. I certainly worked hard on the plot but know it still needs quite a bit of tweaking to try and make it a "page turner". And no, the bush, that blue wren that visited every day, the kookaburras that were fascinating to see drag those worms out of the ground and those wallabies and rabbits which did enjoy vegetable scraps did not destract me - well not too much. Besides, I did have to stretch and exercise these wrists and my back too!