It's easy to join the herd on a day like this, hood pulled over your eyes, mind on the day's to-do list, but why not take the other, more writerly path? Look up, look round, just look. That's what I did today. Here's what I found.
- Looking from my kitchen window around 7.00 am, I saw a black cat sat on a ledge staring into a bedroom window. It stayed there for about ten minutes before jumping down to the ground. When I returned from the school run, the cat was back in its place, continuing its vigil.
- I first heard the chattering call and then saw two hefty magpies chasing each other around the branches of a tree which swayed in response.
- Two twins, probably around four years old, proudly made their way to school dressed as pirates - matching bandanas on their heads, cardboard swords in their belts and curly moustaches drawn on their faces.
What moments have you found today?