There are a few reasons I haven’t updated my blog for an entire month – one, I  simply  haven’t had time and two, the cooling fan on my laptop was on the way out so I could only use it for short periods before the smell of burning abruptly ended whatever work I was doing on it.

Several times I’d be in the middle of a sentence and I had to close the lid quickly and stick it somewhere cool. On one occasion, I actually put it in the freezer.  Not sure if that was good for it or not, but by some miracle, I managed to complete the Arts Council funding application form – albeit in 8 minute bursts (you can imagine how long that took!)

I was told yesterday that my application was successful, so that was a massive relief.

As with the guidelines for funding, I will need to keep everyone updated on how I am using the money, who is involved and how it reaches the general public.  Rather than adding it all here and mixing it up with my own work, I think its best to start a fresh blog…. I’ll do that in the next few days.  In the meantime, this s what the funding is for..