Today I have a full day off, my first since Tuesday. I've only been awake an hour, and I can't remember the last time I slept in beyond 8 o' clock. I don't generally sleep in late, but I feel today the extra hours have done me good. I've been feeling very tired recently.
I will continue work on my essay today, although I am now 600 words in. It is the first essay I have written in 6 months so I'm a little rusty at the moment! I also want to work on my 4,000 word creative writing project, so that I have new material to bring to my Monday morning workshops each week. This Monday we have a visitor taking the seminar: author Monique Roffey. I have just read her most recent novel, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle and it was very interesting.
My father is participating in a half-marathon today, and so I know that while I work my thoughts will be miles away, perhaps even jogging along beside him! He hasn't done quite the preparation he hoped to do beforehand, but the course is considerably flatter than the one he runs in at the beginning of May. I think he'll be fine. Here's a shout for him:
GOOD LUCK DAD!
Despite the work, I'm hoping to go and see some fireworks tonight with my mother, as I worked for the entirety of Guy Fawkes Night. Because the students I work with are visually impaired, most of them don't like fireworks because of the bangs, and they can hardly appreciate the light, colours and shapes, because they can't see them! I think some of them are going to a display tonight though because there will be food and rides for them to enjoy, and of course, the whole atmosphere!
Spud went to Lewes for Bonfire Night, where the displays are really spectacular! He went last year too and said that the fireworks were even better this time. There is also an enormous bonfire and a torchlight procession - it's really quite dangerous because amidst the flaming torches, they carry various effigies stuffed full of gunpowder! Spud says it's a must-see, and has promised to take me in the future, maybe even next year!