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Do you guys know the AA Milne poem that I’m quoting? It’s pretty great and sums up my life. I have been feeling rather sheepish about the hastily-drawn comics that I’ve been posting but I’ve been promising myself that I will focus on a project once I’ve got my commitments out of the way.

A few of those commitments: I will be in Marlborough at the end of next week, teaching comics and appearing onstage. If you live nearby, please come along!

Then, the following week (yes, it’s that soon!!) I will be heading off to Edinburgh via Portland, Oregon and Reykjavik, Iceland. I’m going to be taking part in the Edinburgh Book Festival. Yes! For real! I am so excited.

I probably won’t be posting so much over August, but I hope to gather up lots of overseas inspiration, and not get shipwrecked (although basking could be nice if I landed on the right island).


15 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/07/2017 3:55 pm

    All good options Sarah – start with the Hellebores and enjoy the rest. Have a great time

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      21/07/2017 12:36 pm

      I will do that this afternoon before the rain kicks in!!

  2. Brigid permalink
    18/07/2017 7:49 pm

    Well I am sorry you feel sheepish because I think this is an awesome post. Funny, sweet and uncomfortably real. I think all your work in progress sounds exciting and like you sort of have it all vaguely in hand. Good luck and take your time I reckon.

  3. 19/07/2017 7:11 pm

    have a fantastic trip!

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      21/07/2017 12:37 pm

      Thanks! I am feeling excited and anxious about it!

  4. Barbara permalink
    19/07/2017 9:06 pm

    Love your latest. Have a great trip. Very envious about Portland – can you come back with some bike related stuff please x

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      21/07/2017 12:37 pm

      I will take some photos for you! That might give me some focus for my Portland research

  5. 19/07/2017 9:21 pm

    Sums up my life, too! Have a great time on all your adventures!

  6. 20/07/2017 7:56 pm

    Made me laugh. Yep, doing nothing in the end but just ‘being’ can be the best option of all. Especially so, in my case, when the sun shines through the window on my bright red bean-bag.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      21/07/2017 12:38 pm

      Aaah sun. I’ve heard of that concept… maybe I’ll find some in Portland?

  7. Sarah P permalink
    23/07/2017 4:32 pm

    I know that feeling! Great to see Mansfield and Me listed in the Fairfax newspapers Your Weekend section in the 2nd week in a row in the “best books I never wrote…” column! Happy travels.

  8. 31/07/2017 4:12 am

    Awesome post as ever Sarah! 🙂

    I would be glad if you check out my newly published book…your insightful thoughts /comments there would be much appreciated! 🙂

  9. laurabolam permalink
    04/08/2017 10:26 am

    Hello Sarah, I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and I just want to say how lovely and refreshing it is! Your posts have had me chuckling away!

    Good luck at the Edinburgh book festival although I’m sure you don’t need it

    You can count yourself one new follower too 🙂

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