I've been back a week and I'm still having jet lag problems. I'm no longer having trouble sleeping but I am finding it impossible to stay awake beyond 9.30 pm and I am feeling very vague and not quite with it. I wake up every morning feeling like I've been drugged or have got a hangover... not fair when I've not had a drink all week! But it has been back to work so I've just had to get on with it and my students have just had to put up with me!
I've started something new this week - a six week book making course which I'm teaching on a Tuesday and then repeating on a Thursday. We started with various folded book structures all made from a single folded sheet of paper.
Some were old favourite and others were new structures that I've discovered recently.
Although some of them looked as though I would never get them folded back again...
And one or two have provided a bit of a challenge for the tutor as well as the students!
But fiddling about with books all week has got me back into my miniature books and today I finished the first of the remaining twenty four that have been ordered.
This one was an "Oscar Wilde" themed book and the cover has been decorated with one of my favourite quotes "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars"
Inside I have made a book folded from a single sheet with integrated pockets... a new structure that I discovered this week.
And in each of the pockets is a little tag with another Oscar Wilde quote. Only another 23 of these little books to go! As for the jet lag... tonight I'm trying the Gin and Tonic cure. I figure if I'm waking up with what feels like a hangover I might as well justify it... and I'm not teaching tomorrow!