So what am I up to? Well, reading,writing, tidying, meditating, listening to music and a bit of crafting have all been on the cards. Amongst other things I'm having a go at the paper cutting that I'm so in awe of. As anexactinglife pointed out in a comment on my post, it's not as straightforward as it looks. Still, I'll keep trying and hope to show some reasonable results shortly once I achieve consistent sharp cuts and not raggedy edged tears.
I know that there are others out there who do not love being alone, perhaps because lack of contact with others has been forced upon them rather than being a matter of choice. It's a state I've been in myself in the past and those feelings of desertion aren't at all pleasant. But for those of you where the social whirl never seems to end, clear some space and give solitude a go. The effort is absolutely worth it.