MONDAY: Christmas card making complete
TUESDAY: Inserts in the cards, and all written and addressed to catch the post tomorrow
WEDNESDAY: Christmas cards posted!
THURSDAY: Solstice dawn. You probably can't see too well on the tiny photo top right, but the longest skein of geese I have ever seen drifted across just as I took the photo!
FRIDAY: Got the projector working for those Christmas movies, beaming over the mantlepiece; new tree all lit up; the shoe thief has a new jumper
SATURDAY: Wrapping presents for under the tree. We have rules: one gift only each, and it has to be either consumable or necessary, and preferably under a fiver. The gift-wrap can be way over top, however! - plus last minute satellite installation before Christmas (thanks, Martin!)
SUNDAY: Christmas Eve: it's all about the food
MONDAY: Making birthday cards - I know so many people with December birthdays these days!
TUESDAY: Wrapping birthday gifts
WEDNESDAY: Road trip to visit birthday girl: Loch Lubnaig
THURSDAY: Blue and brown bins day, more Christmas decorating, and another molar extracted
FRIDAY: Into town with a visiting friend of B's
SATURDAY: Date Night! (Roger Moore season)
SUNDAY: Back to making Christmas cards. Running behind now!
MONDAY : Updating my website all day
TUESDAY : Flat skies and common lime fruits in the park; a walk to buy a very special 96-year-old a birthday gift
WEDNESDAY : Folding to make Christmas cards: tree shapes everywhere!
THURSDAY : Beginning to design the cards, and getting recipe inspiration for easy dinners to refresh our evening menus (ordinary life has to go on, too) - delicious food and photography by Taylor at Food Faith Fitness.
FRIDAY : It literally took all day to compose two short sentences describing my upcoming solo exhibition for a short press release - it's really difficult! (Brave Oleander is scheduled at he Open Eye Gallery 6 - 23 April next year)
SATURDAY : Two different designs for our Christmas cards 2017
SUNDAY : Cards design no.1 in full production - on a properly sparkly, frosty morning with classic Dickensian Jack Frost window framing in my room
MONDAY : a brand new week, and B gets new shoes! About time.
TUESDAY : Uh-oh. Drain troubles
WEDNESDAY : I assemble the Christmas tree!
THURSDAY : Business in Dunfermline Town, the walk back home across the park - view of the stunning new Forth bridge Queensferry Crossing, as the sun set
FRIDAY : Edinburgh, and the Christmas Market is in full swing! B and I went to the private view for David Cook's show Change, Ripeness and Decay. Lots of chums there and a jolly time! The show is well worth a visit: The Scottish Gallery
SATURDAY : Date night. We generally have to be pretty creative and invent date night on no money; but tonight it was the Artists' Christmas party at the Open Eye Gallery so it was another evening in Edinburgh. The Christmas Market was spectacular all lit up and crowded, and the gallery looked beautiful for the party, floors edged in fairy lights and a cocktail bar installed for the evening - everybody was so warm and welcoming.
What better way to wind up date night than with a Hot Swedish Meatballs wrap from the Pret a Manger at Waverley station on the train on the way home. Classs. Deeeeliciouussss.
SUNDAY : our Christmas tree now has lights, after a day of unravelling LEDs and wrapping them around and mounting little snowball globes (which keep falling off, I can predict how our Christmas is going to go!) It reminds me of Yayoi Kusama's Gleaming Lights of the Souls with all its reflections in the big bay windows. Well, kind of.
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland