Recently I have been having trouble with my neck – too many hours in front of a computer with no solution in sight. One has to earn a crust. My physiotherapist has been stern with me and clear about the future if I don’t take stock now of my daily activities. I work 8 hours a day, like many people, then I go home and blog and do marketing for my novels – still in front of a computer. I have a half hour for lunch so I have to split that time into three 10 minute blocks. For two of them, I have to leave the office and go for a walk and the last is for eating lunch. In between, I have to do stretching exercises. All of this is for the rest of my life. Great fun!
When it gets really bad and a headache sets in, I have found that a few things help – heat, stretching, massage and wine. And what does one need with wine? Nibbles. So, the other day I took the pancake recipe I used for dinner a little while ago here and made tiny pancakes then topped them with smoked salmon, a dollop of sour cream and a little dill. The wine relaxed my sore, tight neck muscles and the nibbles made life bearable again. Cooking if so often a way back to sanity.