I was raised in the countryside of Sussex, England, a place of lush foliage and rolling hills. I then spent decades in Australia, partly in the arid Outback, partly on the humid coast, and now live in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Canada, but whatever the place and the climate, summer holds the promise of magic.
The idea of all that leisurely time outside, sipping chilled drinks, gorging on picnics and a rainbow of fruit, escaping into books that promise characters that will make me laugh and lie back satisfied with the ending…
The reality may not always match the dream, but that is the essence of the human condition, isn’t it?
My plans for this year were all cancelled by Covid so I am doing a lot more of the above things than I might have done. I miss having a good place to swim though!
What about you? What is your magic ingredient for enjoying this season?
JULY BOOK SUGGESTIONS
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|Is meditation practical?|
|I think so! Keeping calm and developing the ability to explore our feelings and identity is an essential component of the self care we need right now. This short book is a great introduction if you have been wondering about exploring this.|
|I’m listening to the audio book, narrated by the author herself. It’s only 5 1/2 hours long, which is just as well as it’s already on my “I will need to listen to this twice to take it all in” list. It’s a very personal introduction to the history of race relations in Britain.|
My novel The Greenleaf Project is in this joint promotion for July. There are some great books included, click the image or here to check them out.
I would love to hear what makes summer special for you, and how you are adapting to the need for physical distancing. It’s easy to get in touch, just leave a comment below.
Until next month,
Another painting to inspire you… my take on enticing waves.
See it larger on my website gallery