I now have my new desk and chair set up in the Little Bedroom with views of the garden below. Sitting by the window, I can see the tops of the newly pruned (or chopped) olive trees, slim elegant cypress trees popping up randomly across the horizon, and in the distant haze, what I’m sure is Cannes but as ever, the sea view is illusive.
Last summer I found the downstairs studio a little dark and while it was a nice space, I was sitting at a tiny old wooden desk on a very hard wooden school chair. This year I decided it was time to invest in a little more comfort to make working remotely from working remotely more feasible.
And so, with the sound of birds in the garden, a light breeze carrying the scent of rosemary, lavender and jasmine and the occasional dog bark, it’s quite a tranquil location.
I’m feeling a lot less stressed and am looking forward (well, almost) to getting back to work next week.
Could be worse!