I spent four hours today picking up horse muck, listening to podcasts, thinking. It may not be the career choice of many, but right now I am happy to have the time to listen to radio shows, play of the week or absorb the sounds of the river and have my own thoughts. Bizarrely I get paid more per hour for this than I did for any of my years of teaching and caring for other people's children. Remember this if you catch yourself moaning about childcare fees everyone!
The field was warmed with pale winter sun. Blue sky all day. Icy puddles hardly melted and the ground was frozen mud, pitted with hoof prints. A single icicle from a leaking gutter dripped through the morning, marking time with the distant moon.... xxxx