Phil: I’ve always considered myself to be a morning person. Why this should be I don’t know.
I’ve never been one for a lie in. The last time I was still in bed after 9am I slept in a cot with a teddy bear.
In the office, I don’t take ages to warm up before starting work. 9am never involved me grouchily clutching a mug of coffee. Give me access to flexitime and I’m in at 8 just to build up my hours so I can go home early. If you need a volunteer for the early shift, I’m your man.
Despite this, now organisation of my time is pretty much down to me, I find that as far as writing goes, I function better in the evening and into the night. Those times when normal, sensible people are slouching in front of the telly, I’m at my most productive hammering away at the keyboard.
What’s going on? Is it the approach of tiredness forcing me to stop messing around and get things done? If I start early, I’m nothing like as efficient. I might be awake but the creatively I’m pretty useless. That bit of me seems to wake up during the day. Maybe it’s a little person living in my head who does like a lie in.
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Candice: I’m not going to use this blog to talk baby – there are so many others out there that can do that. However, I cant ignore the strange things going on at the moment which mean I don’t seem to be in total control of the large but erratic Nolan brain.
I’ve just returned from a lovely two week holiday in America: sight seeing in Washington DC and then chilling on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. It was really nice to have a break from things put some stuff into perspective after the last few weeks. What with house move, ever growing bump and work stuff its been all go. In my blog before I mentioned about reading and having some down time well I did try… however I have this slight problem at the moment in that every time I try and read I seem to fall asleep.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing, works quite well when you have had a busy day and then need to fall asleep, but when you actually want to read a book its a real bummer. I managed to get through one and a half books on holiday. Yes, just that small amount when I had taken four with me, had three flights to fill and lots of beach time.
However, seven hour flight to DC – read about 50 pages of book one, watched a film and mainly chatted to husband. Time in DC so busy, no time for reading. Second two hour flight – read some more of book one but full of cold so just slept. Beach week – read a couple of pages, snooze, read a few more pages, snooze. Finally finished book one, ‘Buried‘ by Mark Billingham. Nice police drama, good twist, enjoyed that one. On to book two.
Well book two is a 700 page tome so maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on myself but I’m only half was through and we had another seven hour flight to fill in the mean time. Its not that its not a good book, its just I keep dozing off. I will write a review when I have finished it – its called ‘Dominion’ by C J Sansom.
Ok, as its the night before this post goes out and 11pm, I’m off to bed. Lets see if I can manage 10 pages before I fall asleep… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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