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Paving The Way

31st December 2015

And so, I don’t have any excuses for not writing. Except maybe too much furniture blocking the computer.  And a toddler.

But those are really bad excuses.

Because there’s also notebooks. And coffee. And pens. And OK, maybe the pens don’t work. But there’s crayons. Because there’s a toddler.

Anyway. The last day of the year makes you think. Mostly about what you’ve done with the other 364 days.

There’s been a lot of clapping. And crying. And laughing. And being generally amazed by my kid. There’s also the time I said, ‘Isla, please don’t put Mama’s Spanx in the toilet.’ But I only had to say that once.

There hasn’t been a lot of writing.

There’s been moving. And meeting new people. Unpacking boxes. And introducing Isla to the joy of bubble-wrap.

I even found myself using an orange as a stress-ball. But that only happened once.

There’s been lots of hotels. And a few hurricanes. And even more hugs. And while we’re here, I haven’t been very impressed with this season of Homeland.

And I could have been writing. About the time we got caught in a blizzard. Or the time Isla tried to wipe off one of my scars.

Or that time we bought a house.

We’ll be moving into that house, our new home, in 2016.

There will be more boxes. And bubble-wrap. Less furniture. More space. Lots of love. And books.

And I’ll write all about it. For Isla. For me. For everything.

Please stay tuned. And Happy 2016, when it comes.



Isla leading me, happily, into 2016.



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  • Reply myprettylittlestethoscope 31st December 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Great helper!!

  • Reply becomingcliche 31st December 2015 at 6:33 pm

    The writing really does start to fall into place once the toddlers are a little older. I promise.

    Happy New Year, and may your 2016 be filled with magic.

    • Reply LKD 31st December 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you! And I trust you.

  • Reply Gabi Coatsworth 31st December 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Happy Hogmanay!

    • Reply LKD 31st December 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Same to you, Gabi!

  • Reply Danni 31st December 2015 at 7:56 pm

    All the love! Plus – first prompt in Mid-January!! WOOHOO!

    • Reply LKD 31st December 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Love you, too! And I actually can’t wait. Let’s do this! Are you blogging it?

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