September. Nights drawing in. Back to school. Summers end. Autumn in its glorious splendour. I did manage some days off during the summer but a new puppy, and a foster dog kept it all pretty full on. We are now offically a multi national household- England, Ireland, Romania and Cyprus (times 2). But body language is universal so we are getting by. We do not usually adopt puppies so are back on a learning curve about exercise, feeding, training. Milo is a lovely addition to the houshold full of fun and friendship to people and dogs alike. He’s the puppy. Dylan the foster dog is settling well and managing the huge changes of living a completely different lifestyle. If you want an active, loving, funny pointer in your life hes your man. My life is considerably emptier of certain shoes, t shirts, tea towels and lawn, but with the addition of lots of love, smiles and fun -it seems a fair balance.
On the work front I have kept busy doing Walk your Worries Away sessions, and feeling grateful that our crowdfunding campaign for You, me and ADHD was successful. Illustrators are now Illustrating, designers are designing, editors are editing. Hopefully there will be more exciting news in the next few weeks.
A HUGE THANKYOU to everyone who supported me on this journey in whatever way. It truly was a team effort and I thank you all.
The new term brings more Walk Your Worries away sessions, a school based ADHD Individual programme, sessions at a specialist school, our new dog walking programme, and a college placement. I am already pretty full of direct work sessions. This month I am also presenting at a conference, and attending another. Collating and Judging our writing competition from my voluntary project- The K9 Community Cafe. Attending a Home Education Fair. And of course working with dogs, planning new projects, reflecting on previous ones.
And copying my dogs as far as possible and living in the moment. This is Milo on day 1. Only been in England for 1 day! No wonder he’s tired.