Dear Blog,

I’m sorry I’ve neglected you a bit over the past couple of weeks. It isn’t that I don’t love you. On the contrary, I have been casting my mental net far and wide to think of things to write about, and my net has been coming back empty. Perhaps if I tried the other side of the boat? And it certainly isn’t for lack of material in my daily life: in addition to the Thesis, I’ve started a Reading French course, swimming, and ceilidh dancing, but I suspect that these are too mundane to write about in any great detail…

And then there are the moments I choose to savour rather than blogging about them: stopping by a friend’s house and getting to hold a precious wee baby, or playing with an almost-three-year-old, or watching the early sun play on the waves as I walk down the beach after swimming.

However, it is October, my favourite month, and as soon as Halloween and pre-NaNoWriMo activities come under way, I am sure you will hear much more from me…