Spring is here! - Stuart Lennon
A whole month has passed. My second month at the helm of Pocket Notebooks
Writing has taken a backseat as I revel in the ups and downs of a new business. Nip over to the blog page on that site for news.
The business has meant the Lennon household rediscovering old rhythms, as I head off to the office each morning. Nero the schnauzer is loving being my 2ic. As an employee, he is wonderfully low maintenance, requiring only the odd walk and constant company.
I am learning photography. Partly because I have always wanted to, and partly because it is really handy for the business. I am suddenly more conscious of light and its importance. The photo above was taken in the sunlight that streamed into the dining room yesterday morning.
The changing of the clocks and the longer days lift my spirits. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful, vibrant spot.
This morning, Nero and I took our morning stroll in the company of joyous songbirds chirping away. Within five minutes, we had seen a pair of cows, several pheasants, rabbits and a deer. Woodpeckers tapped away, invisible in the tops of the trees. Perhaps I’m getting old, but I truly feel privileged to enjoy such a morning walk.
My day looked set for perfection as I chipped in for a birdie on the first hole of the monthly medal, but as it often does, the game of golf soon reminded me that the only time I’m consistent is when I’m crap. I came off the course with three birdies, but enough big numbers to ensure no chance of winning anything.
Now, my gorgeous wife is cooking me supper, while I contemplate a glass of wine…
Spring is here and all is right in my world. I hope it is in yours too.