So ideally I’d like to publish these weekly posts on a Saturday, possibly a Sunday, probably a Monday and definitely not on a Tuesday. Oh.
This week we’ve had dry walks, wet walks and very wet walks. I had to admit defeat and throw the twins in the car on the wettest morning, and I’m definitely going to have to assess my walking wardrobe and invest in a longer waterproof coat and some comfier wellies.
I listened to the TED Radio Hour podcast, ‘The Source of Creativity’. It was so interesting to hear how one artist (Sting, as it happens) managed to overcome a writer’s block that lasted years (the secret? It’s not all about you), and more from Sir Ken Robinson about nurturing creativity in the education system. A scientific study into creativity had me intrigued, especially the (apparently) very real possibility of a tablet to boost creativity and creative thinking. Would I take it? Would you?
I looked at how the colours on our walk change in the rain – all the leaves a deeper, richer shade with a glamorously glossy finish.
I pondered how best to nurture the twins’ growing sense of independence from each other more at home, and how to manage things like playdates (I hate the word playdate btw) with schoolmates so that they don’t have to share their friendships all the time.