I love this part of the year - the lovely lacuna between Christmas and New Year. Summer is really picking up speed and everyone, or almost everyone, is on holiday. A time for lounging around, eating leftovers and reading. I'm greedily reading Philip Pullman's compulsive, many-layered Dark Materials trilogy, so full of archetypes, tropes and echoes of everything I've ever read, or wanted to read.
I have also been doing a little studio work, creating a wrapped bundle
doing some random stitching
and practising drawing with my left hand.
And there have been quite a few sunset walks, waiting until the worst heat has gone out of the day.