Why is it. when everything calms down, my head goes into overdrive?

What is it about the creative mind? So far I’ve been SO busy I’ve not had time to stop and think about anything… and then the snow hit! Whoosh… things suddenly calm down with a bang (or should I say soft waft) and rather than my brain relaxing, it starts thinking about new screenplay ideas, new books, new murder mysteries…

Not to mention I’ve had a dream I can remember every night for a week. Yesterday the world was ending, we were all stuck in a tower block in Aberdeen watching a tidal wave come in and I was panicking that my husband wouldn’t make it back from Banchory Devnick secondary school (of all places, he only went there for an afternoon visit!) Last night I was dodging Mormons around the local park, trying to avoid them loaning me a car in case it had repercussions…

Needless to say my brain is obviously filled with weird junk!

Anyway… suddenly the creative juices are flowing again and what happens? There just isn’t enough time to get it all on paper!

And, while I’m having a rant… why is it, every year, you TEST the fairy lights, they all work, you put them up, you turn them on and NOTHING. After an evening replacing every bulb in 200 on the string around the top of the ceiling to try and find the faulty one, and trying to find the faulty bulb on the 200 Christmas tree lights which are only lit every second bulb, only to remove one and have the whole string plunge into darkness we decided to head off to B&Q; and buy some LED lights and replace the whole lot! Needless to say our bin now has 3 sets of faulty fairy lights in it. Goodluck to anyone who decides to do a bin raid and steal them.

Next year, as you can’t replace the LED bulbs, if the string doesn’t work – its a replace the whole string job rather than spending 2 hours up a ladder or reaching through pine needles to extract a bulb.

Anyway – today, would have been a good day to write, but as it happens it’s Christmas time so I’ve been sorting out the round robin instead. (Yes I know… everyone hates them, nobody reads them, but EVERYBODY expects them!)

Still, maybe I can get back to that elusive book / screenplay over Christmas between mince pie making…

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