February 1, 2024 Roisin Meaney

February 2024

Hello everyone,

And goodbye January! I do feel sorry for the year’s first month, with everyone just wanting rid of it . . .  I quite enjoyed this one, weather wasn’t great but I got a lot of writing done – about two thirds through the new book – and I kept up my ‘fresh juice every morning’ pledge. The pledge was just for January – I know my limitations, and never make serious resolutions! But I’m going to leave the juicer out on the worktop and hope to use it a few mornings a week throughout the year. I do love fresh juice, and I have the juicer cleaning down to a fine art by now, so it just might happen. I’ll do my best.

Not a lot of other news really, a quiet month when I wasn’t tapping at the keyboard. Walks alone and with pals, twice weekly visits to see mother in Limerick, a lovely evening in a neighbour’s house with drinks, snacks and gossip …oh, and twice weekly yoga classes in Miltown Malbay’s community centre, which has lots going on. One yoga class is evening and the other is early morning, which means I’m leaving the house in the dark on both occasions, but the community hall is just at the far end of the main street, about a 7 minute walk from my house, so I have no excuse except laziness!

Plans for this year – a vague notion to do another Camino week, maybe in May or June.  A definite Writers’ Week festival in early June, and maybe a Creative Writing workshop on a Greek island in September. We’ll see how all those plans go!

Mind yourselves,