Reflections from the week by David Johnson. A letter head for my weekly newsletter. Black writing on a blue background with a drawing of a tree to the left

Monday April 8th, 2024

Dear Friends,

Well the weeks feel as though they are creeping up on me quicker. Though this one could well be because I have had a lot going on.

I am writing to you from the opposite side of the world. I have returned solo to England for my mother’s 90th birthday celebrations and am spending a couple of weeks here to catch up with friends and also some work as well. The celebrations were a great success, and I’m grateful to my sister for seeding the idea of a party last year.

Travel has always been a part of my life, as my On The Road series shows, ebbing and flowing in time at home and time away. As I have got older, I’ve noticed that it is harder to get me out of the front door, even for a short trip. I’m fine once I am on the road, but I can sense in me resistance to departure as I get ready to leave, and almost have to be kicked out of the door on that final day. This trip was no different.

A photo challenge is now taking place through April on, the platform that hosts my blog. In the past I have made it to the end with some photo challenges. Others I have run out of steam on a few days or weeks into the challenge, getting stuck on one of the photo prompts and before I know it I’m not posting any more. As of writing this letter I have managed to complete every day so far, and I hope to cross the finishing line. So you will see that a number of the posts for this last week are photographs from the April challenge.

Thank you, as always, for reading.