I've started following a sketchbook challenge on line which suggests monthly topics. This month the topic is 'artspace' , the idea being that we take a defined block of regular time (ie1/ 2 hours weekly) just 'to be' ....to take time out , to think creatively, to look or even listen. For me, this time will not necessarily be to plan any particular project - but will be a gift to myself - to indulge the senses.....and see what happens! Mind you, I don't need much encouragement to indulge myself - but I still think it's a good idea. My 'artspace' yesterday was to go off to a favourite cafe and look, read and write. Of course I had my I-pod with me and took these photos. Today I shall spend chasing up solicitors etc. to see what's happening on the house front.