Well where have the last few weeks gone? I’m not sure I really know if I’m honest. Taking a break from writing here over the Christmas period and into New Year means that I’m struggling a bit to get back into it if I’m honest. I did take some time off over that period, but I mostly kept moving forward with client work to make sure I stayed on top of some deadlines that are coming up (which so far I think I have). It means that I don’t really have that much to say other than perhaps Happy New Year, albeit somewhat belatedly.
I finished last year having read 72 books. This year I’ve set my bar a little lower, although I’m expecting to exceed it but I wanted to also create some space to write more and I’m also expecting to be a little busier with work (at least for the first few months), and a couple of other areas of my life don’t look like they’re going to be exactly quiet either.
I also didn’t get a lot of books for Christmas, which is a little unusual but actually welcome in some ways as I am hoping to tackle more of my vast catalogue of “books – to be read”. I did recently read Burma ’44: The Battle That Turned Britain’s War in the East by James Holland, and discovered something about the latter part of WWII that previously I knew nothing about. Other than that however it has been a particularly quiet start to the year on the reading front.
I’ve mentioned work in passing above and to say it continues a pace wouldn’t be an understatement. I’m probably busier at the moment, than I have been in the last five years since I went freelance.
Just a short one for now – I’m aiming to get back in the swing of things a bit more from next week.