A beautiful summer and no midgies! The weather was amazing for a Midsummer Beach Party but unfortunately not on Garden Open Days!
In June, I considered some of the ways I've simplified daily life, cut costs and reduced my impact on the environment (especially the waters of the loch) by just a little.
July was a very intense month - clearing out my studio became a review of my career as a painter and I wrote about dealing with my eye condition too, but towards the end of the month I had a particularly idyllic visit to Yorkshire.
I enjoyed the fruits of my labours in the garden in August and another idyll - this time with an eight year old. Pure joy.
The clearing of things continued in September - but I also acknowledged the importance of things and more than ever appreciated those that sparked joy!
All in all it was a rich and intense period for me, the summer of 2018.
Have you chosen a word for this year yet?
I think I've found mine...