Partly inspired by Sara Maitland’s A Book of Silence, I’m heading up to Dumfries and Galloway for a week from tomorrow.
I’m looking forward to exploring Wigtown (it’ll be the sixth Book Town I’ve visited!), doing lots of coastal and hill walking and also seeing some of the land art by Andy Goldsworthy and Alec Finlay that’s in the area.
As always seems to be the case before I leave for a trip, I’m spending today trying to tie up every loose end in my life – must finish off every last item of work, respond to every email, make umpteen phonecalls, finish two poems, select all the books I want to read while I’m away (most important, this!), do laundry and then think about getting packed. Have to squeeze in a couple more dog walks too – Hooper’s in super-lively mode and is definitely picking up on the pre-holiday excitement!
I’ll be internet-free while I’m away – back here in just over a week’s time!