|Cherry picker at my window, Annaghmakerrig|
I have got a lot of work done and the time has flown. The food is better than ever (the salads! the homemade bread!) My fellow residents are fabulous: contemplative writers; giddy visual artists... :) I met Janet Pierce today, artist and feminist, and it was my pleasure to chat with her. She has a cottage on the estate and lives between here and India.
We are having a studio and reading party tonight so that will be fun; I will get to see and hear the other artists' work.
I had such a weird night last night. I'm in Lady Guthrie's room and I got a little bit spooked, which meant I didn't sleep. There was a lot on my mind re. the novel (is it any good?!) and this new story I have started (will it lift?!), and an article I had to finish (now done - yay!). I could see something over by the mirror. I know now that it was a white lamp but last night, in my half-sleep, it looked like a person standing there. A Lady Guthrie-shaped person, perhaps.
|The main house, my room is the top left|
My room is packed with beautiful art including the gorgeous 'Reeds' by Sheena Meagher, who was in residence the last time I was here, four years ago.
|Lady Guthrie's room, with 'Reeds' by Sheena Meagher (left of wardrobe)|
So, I am having trouble keeping my eyes open today after my disturbed night. I hope the cherry pickers go home soon to let me grab a half hour nap so that I am ready for the party later.