Despite the fact that today was a Bank Holiday and could therefore legitimately be treated as a boney fido day off, I was actually glad to get back to work and spent the whole day closeted in the workroom, transforming it from relatively neat and tidy into a chaotic muddle of colourful ribbons, lace and trimmings.
I'll be doing more of the same tomorrow, with perhaps a tentative foray into a batch of casting to further ease my progress back into full-on work mode.
The festive season seems to have lasted longer than usual this year, perhaps due to all the wintry weather we had to endure at the beginning of December. January and February are my least favourite months of the year, so I'm going to keep my head down and work diligently through them, holding out for March and the impending arrival of spring. I'm sure that winter still has plenty to throw at us, and if last year was anything to go by, the next two months could see us snowed in yet again, on possibly several more occasions.
With this in mind, any potential house-hunting activities later in the year will prioritise NOT choosing anywhere right at the top of a steep hill, or too far away from a routinely winter- treated road. We're also giving serious consideration to getting a 4 wheel drive car which would not only tow our caravan with ease, but mean that we would be unlikely to be rendered housebound by more than a few inches of snow.
However, for now, I'm relishing the prospect of getting back into a creative frame of mind, and working on some of my ideas for new miniature toys.