I am blessed to live in The Old Girl for many reasons, but one that I relish on a daily basis is the fact that she offers me so many different spaces in which to work.
She has a rambling layout of high ceilings and sunny corners, rooms here and there, added on over many years – the way things used to be done before the ‘knock down half the house’ style of renovating became fashionable.
Today I’m set up in the sunroom, with my highlighter and my Post-it notes. I’m editing, with the sunshine warm on my back and the silence settling around me.
The main advantage of this room, beyond its peaceful ambience, is its internet-free status.
Which means no distractions.
Which means that, technically, I was never here.
Do you have to go out of your way to avoid the internet while you’re working?