Jan is one of those girls who will chat with anyone, so everyone within a 200 yard radius now knows about Searching for Spice.
If you’re curious about Jan's version of yesterday’s fun, go here.
I meet with a group of local writers on Friday mornings to write--no talking!! And most of the time that's the way it goes.
We had been meeting at a tea cafe, but we've decided to mix it up. Next week we're going to a funky coffee bar, and we plan on visiting the coffee shop of our local Christian store too.
I've found these weekly field trips to be great for my productivity. There's no dog to let in and out of the house, no laundry that's calling to me, no dishes to be done (they'll still be there when I get home), no nothing to think about except writing.
So, where do you go when you want a change of scene to write?
PS: What a treat I got today when I arrived at Panera this morning--my friend Kay was already there, writing away. She's not one of the writers in the group, so it was neat to meet up with her anyway. Write on, Kay!
Last night we watched the movie Tara Road, based on the book by Maeve Binchy. She’s been one of my favorite authors for years. I’m certain I read the book a while back, and I plan to read it again.
The movie was a delight. Not a light-hearted flick, but one where you were able to cozy up to the characters and really to get love (or hate) them.
But the best part of the DVD was the interview with Ms. Binchy. I loved hearing what inspired the story, what her vision of the characters were and other insights she shared. I recommend both the movie and, of course, the book!
I want to go here. It’s somewhere in Ireland, probably in Limerick.
PS: If you look to the far left side of the photo, you'll see the horses a** that my dad said he always knew was in the family.