Sometimes, as much as I like writing, I get tired of it. Towards the end of last year, it became difficult, and I started to dread it, and I wasn’t happy with what I was producing, and I let myself get too busy with other things. I needed a change of scene.
I am fortunate in that I had no commitments keeping me in London, and in that my wife is from Barbados. So we gave up the lease on our Crouch End flat, put our stuff in storage, and came to Barbados to spend some time with her family. We’ve been here for two months now, since early December, and are loving it. I’ve got lots of writing done, and also lots of relaxing, and am in a much better frame of mind.
This photo shows the view from my writing desk. It’s hot and sunny every day, with the occasional torrential downpour that produces a deafening thrumming on the corrugated iron roof for about ten minutes before the sun resumes. It’s also quieter than London, and I have less stuff on my mind. It’s a wonderful time, and I am savouring it. I’ve been trying to keep life simple, so haven’t been online much, but wanted to let you know, if you’re still visiting here, that I am still around and still plan to keep blogging. Just taking a bit of a break, that’s all.