I've been putting the time to good use though - running off to the Isles of Scilly to paint and recharge my batteries, embarking on a house hunt with a view to relocating to the West Country (no luck so far), cranking out the sewing machine, researching my family tree and packing in some cultural stimulus - exhibitions, a rare trip to the opera and stuff like that.
Another exciting thing is that The Make it and Mend it book (published by David & Charles and co-authored with my MIAMI pals, Hilary, Clare and Anne) is now on sale - details on the Buy the Book page - so put it on your Christmas lists people!
All this is leading up to the fact that at last I am writing away again - a rewrite of some elements of A Greater World. I also have plans for the second draft of Kurinji Flowers and the germ of an idea for a third book - so The Artist's Way must be working! More on all this in future posts.