This week I'm on leave, and instead of staying in bed in my pjyamas I've been catching a lift with my hubby to his work, then enjoying a leisurely stroll home each morning. Yesterday it was avenues of Queenslanders in Cooparoo (like the one above), today I checked out Stones Corner and the progress on the busway that in 2015 is expected to make it out to the end of my street. Tomorrow I'll be following the river for a while before veering across the suburbs.
Most of my walks are done with The Queen and The Moppett - both lab crosses - and there's no time to check out the scenery. Unless it involves the many trees, signs and fences marked by the boy dogs of our suburb. So an unaccompanied walk in the beautiful winter sunshine is well worth getting up for. And who knows, I might even discover the perfect setting or a great new hero for my next story.