Okay, so I'm changeable! But as I keep reminding Gray, I'm a woman and women are allowed to change their minds!
I'll be honest, I'm still not where I need to be, but the important thing is that I'm on my way and I'm no longer where I used to be. I've discovered how much I MISS YOU GUYS and that my 'net friends are as much a part of my life as my real friends.
A lot of things have happened since my last post and these have included TWO exciting events in the last two WEEKS.
Firstly, Gray whisked me away for an intense week's holiday - our first in over two years. I'd dreamt of getting away from it all but nothing could've prepared me for the fantastic and PEACEFUL time we had. We started in the Pennines and travelled a loop encompassing Northumbria's National Park, the Scottish borders, and back down towards Northumbria (using the coastal route), ending more or less back where we started - Catherine Cookson country.
No sooner did we arrive home than we were off again - this time to the exciting opportunity of attending a workshop given by Kate Walker and Julie Cohen! To say that Gray and I had the best time EVER is an understatement. I'll leave you to visit Kate's Blog (and Julie's) for more details of the wonderful time we've all had.
I'm going to go again now while I recover from the intensive two weeks I've had (which I didn't dream I'd ever be well enough to manage), and then I've got to settle down for some serious writing to meet the RNA's NWS deadline (of which I only have ONE WEEK left!).
I'll be back more frequently in September (when I hope to become a regular visitor to your Blogs again), and I even anticipate actually adding a few posts here about WRITING (!!).
See you all again soon.
P.S. I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to both Kate and Julie for being so lovely and generous with their advice, and THANK YOU to everybody else who attended and made the memories so special (and funny!). Most of all, I'd love to give GRAY a huge THANK YOU and millions of hugs for making everything possible (along with the Arts Council), as well as being brave enough to accompany me into the lair of a dozen women talking about SEX (which we blame Julie for!!). Oh, and I'd also like to thank HUGH JACKMAN for looking so gorgeous in his yellow towel!!