Back in Town

This summer I did what I had promised myself for many years I would do: take a proper holiday. I stayed away from the internet, the television, and the mobile phone. Instead, I spent time with family and friends; walked, swam and hiked; read four books and took notes; ate loads of grilled fish, meat tagines and pasta arrabiatta (appropriately enough); bought lots of books; stayed up, slept late, or woke early, depending on the day; bargained for souvenirs and knickknacks; and generally just tried to focus on the moment. It was great to be away. But now I am back and of course I have many, many emails to sift through, deadlines to meet, and various appointments to make. More tomorrow.