I am taking some weeks to get to know the Isle of Bute, which lies off the west coast of Scotland.
I have found a light-filled and warm house here, and have brought my furniture out of store. When I opened a drawer, I was greeted by this helpful suggestion, under the heading:
"How to start a project on arriving in a new place"
I don't remember writing this but it seems like good advice, so am following these instructions from an earlier self.
My attention has been drawn by the huge skies and by the clumps of tiny snowdrops on banks and at the edge of woods. And I am experimenting with painting on the crumpled paper that the removers used to wrap my glassware.