For the chronically busy person, there is nothing like a little downtime for reenergising and resetting the mind. 

I always feel as though making it to the break at the end of third term is like sliding into third base and only just making it, looking shabby and feeling a little worse for wear. 

Life has been crazy busy in recent weeks with work, a non-fiction book release, and theatre commitments. 

So, while my sister is able to care for my dad for a few days, I’ve been able to escape to the countryside. 

Today’s drive rewarded me with blue sky, fluffy white clouds, sunshine, and some gorgeous scenery. 

It really was a glorious day– and just what I needed!


Daffodils are the most beautiful and joyful heralds of spring.

It’s no wonder Wordsworth wrote so enthusiastically about them “Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze” and “Tossing their heads in a sprightly dance”.

PS: this is the first time I have used someone else’s photo (thank you, Mr Google and Russell James Smith at but it’s hard to take photos of daffodils when riding in an RV.