The last two weeks have seen me in something close to perpetual motion, but what stays with me are a few moments of stillness. Looking at spiderwebs in my garden one morning:
Taking five minutes to have a shower at my parents' house, and appreciating the view (I do like a shower with a view):
Walking in the Lake District on a beautiful sunny autumn day:
Edinburgh is a visual feast, with its beautiful buildings, alleys, bridges, castle and hills, but I didn't take my camera. My strongest memory is walking over the bridge where Inverleith Row crosses the Water of Leith. I glanced over the parapet at the river. To my surprise, only a few yards away, standing in the water was a grey heron. Seeing this beautiful wild creature in the middle of the city was an astonishing experience.
Another good moment was when I hit 50K on the novel yesterday. Halfway!