Coincidentally, I was feeling cheerful this time last year. This is why I’m in a good mood now.
1. I planted a hawthorn tree. Few things are better than planting a tree. Putting down roots. Engaging with nature. Creating a legacy that will last till… Well, I hope it’s still there. I haven’t looked since the weekend. Better check it tomorrow. It’s tucked away in a corner between the village recreation ground and the allotments.
2. I encountered someone who has changed her mind and admitted she was wrong. She’s discovered she can’t wipe away what she wrote. But she’s apologising and rejecting the wrong. I find that refreshing. Good on you Nadia.
3. It may take a while, but given time and a fair wind, even a writer who it seemed had been written off, can get a publishing deal. It only took Genevieve Jones 125 years to land a book contract. Book looks good. Can’t really say if Genevieve is currently deriving any satisfaction from it though.
4. Humankind can still hold its own against machines. Artist, creationaire and all round smarty pants Dominic Wilcox has beaten a 3D printer in a race to make a model of the Duomo cathedral in Milan.
It’s all good people.
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