It's a sunny, cool, Autumnal day. Here in the dining room there's enough sun coming in to make it feel warm and cheery. I have a pot of coffee, Roderick on the Line, my trusty computer, and a whole day to do anything I like.
And I like puttering around inside; following thoughts; cleaning a thing here; colouring another thing there; rummaging through a forgotten box; reading a few pages from a remembered book.
These are my favourite kind of Sundays.
At the beginning of the year, instead of making resolutions, I made declarations.
I was about to admit "It's not going well." While that is technically true, the fact of the matter is I've actually learned a lot about why it's not going well - these declarations are just not visible to me.
Saying I want to do something; making promises to myself and others; writing the goals/declarations inside my personal planner; telling people about them here on the blog and IRL - all text book actions for goals and declaration success. But nope, not for me. It seems if they are not visible to me in my daily life, they get forgotten. They're not on the top of my brain and they're not in the front of my eyes.
I've taken steps to remedy that situation and it seems to be working - although we're in the early days - watch out for a blog post coming up this week with more detail.
I realised I haven't posted much about the rabbits lately. It's mostly because taking photos of the bunnies works best if I lie on the ground and with all this seasonal weather and early sunsets, the ground is too damp and cold with the light levels too low and look at me making excuses when I look up from typing to see a white fuzz ball in the middle of the garden chomping grass.
And it just started raining again.
Women in Leadership
Back in April I mentioned the Women in Leadership (WIL) programme I'm involved in at work. I don't have much to share here but wanted to let you know it's going really well. The cohort is so supportive and generous; the workshops are spot-on and practical; my mentor is incredibly helpful and I'm so grateful to have been paired with her.
Willo and Milly got married
Last month I was so happy to be able to attend the wedding of Willo and Milly. For those of you who have been around for a while, you'll know that I lived with Willo for most of the five years I lived in Australia.
He is one of the very best people I have ever known. So it was so fantastic when the girl of his dreams became his wife. The wedding was so special and so "them" and such a privilege for me to be able to go back to Australia and reconnect with the wonderful Williams family and Eldorados of South Muckleford (sound so posh when it's typed out like that) to be part of such a joyous celebration.
I know I sound like I'm gushing but it really was a wonderful, intimate, reaffirming weekend.