Yesterday was a day without calmness. The Atlantic had been hurling winds and rains all night. Then Callum woke at five in the morning demanding a crab for a pet. Now! He'd obviously been dreaming about summer days down at Salthill beach.
Somehow, sleep deprived as I was, I managed to meet up with the singer Sandra Coffey who is organising an Oscar Wilde festival later in the year and would like me to do a reading of The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Also caught up with my friend and collaborator Marina Wild who has created the illustrations for my next book Galway Bay Folk Tales. We now want to turn a previous collaboration Pirates, Dragons and Moon Monsters into a book.
Finally had a quick chat with Cindy Dring the Health Promotion Officer of NUI Galway. Last year Cindy commissioned me to put together a health promotion blog for students. The blog was a great success so now the plan is to adapt parts of it into an info booklet for students starting in the autumn. As blog and books are completely different mediums this will entail a complete rewrite, but writing is what I enjoy doing...
So now i've posted my first blog, its time to go do that writing!