Current work: new Riva (still having a fight with hero over his name - sigh, posh men)
Listening to: Ray Wilson
Reading: Second Chance, Kate Jackson (lovely debut – very warm characters, nicely structured, and I SO want to go to Orkney now); plus a bit more of the Erskine, which I’m starting to enjoy more now the past is seeping in (had to skip a couple of pages over the death of a parent, though – a little too raw at the mo, now I’ve taken a big step back from the FC and finally have time to grieve for my father)
Bit fidgety today. Son has his first GCSE paper this morning, as his school is doing all three science subjects over three years rather than a choice of two subjects over two years. He’s a bit anxious, bless him, as it’s his first ‘proper’ exam; but I’m sure the teachers will calm everyone down and remind them that they know their stuff, so don’t worry – remember to read the question properly, try your best, and your parents will be proud whatever grade you end up with. (That’s what I told him this morning, too.) Obviously I can’t give him a hug when I pick him up (too uncool), but as soon as we’re home there will be an extra hug.
Today: head down on book, then out this afternoon for coffee. This also counts as thinking time/refilling the well – I am not making last year’s mistake of trying to cram in too much. Older and wiser… and just a bit fidgety today. But one thing for which I am very grateful: no headache this morning :o)