>In January one of my jobs to do was a short article entitled The Magic of Wilderness. This was for a competition where the prize is a short meditation break on the Isle of Skye. I managed the outline and the first draft, but I got busy and missed the 31 January deadline, so I abandoned the idea.
When the magazine came through this month the email deadline had been extended to 14 February, so yesterday I wrote the second draft. (I’m glad I didn’t scrap it – was thinking of submitting it to their magazine at a later date anyway.)
That’s the hard work done now, really. All I have to do is type it up and polish it between now and Sunday. That’ll be a few more “extras” on my tick list for February, which I’m doing as I go along.
Travel isn’t included, so a trip to Inverness will also mean a bit of a holiday on route too (cat sitters permitting). I don’t expect to win, but it would be nice to already have board and lodging sorted on the actual island if I do win, and that could be my second holiday of the year, if I can afford it.
Wouldn’t a meditation break be perfect?
The snow hasn’t arrived yet, although we did get a couple of cracking hail storms yesterday. I know they already have white stuff in other parts of the country, but here it’s just the temperature that’s dropped dramatically.
On my way into work yesterday I passed a police car and 2 fire engines in attendance down a “back in” driveway (goes along the back of houses). On my way home this site had crime scene tape around it and a police officer in attendance. Hmm. I wonder if they found a body or something. I’ve never seen a crime scene before.
Today I have to sort out a couple of UK-based interviewees for an article, and I need to get moving on the rest of the magazine. I also need to get my Fishguard submission typed, polished and submitted.