Yesterday our lovely B&B guests went back home after their regular visit to the island to marshal at the TT races.
The wife, a bubbly, cheerful person has been through an awful time over the past year, suffering a family bereavement, an accident causing broken bones and then the shock of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery.
She was still determined to visit again this year as they both love the atmosphere of TT and the island in general.
She showed me her mindfulness colouring book, something I had never heard of before now. It is full of pages of intricate designs, a little like the old painting by numbers sets but without the numbers. There are also pages of word and number quizzes. It is designed to absorb the concentration and take one's mind off problems and worries.
During quiet periods, she says she will sit happily with her set of double-ended coloured pens and work on the pages, creating beautifully coloured images. It helps her to feel calm and relaxed.
Perhaps I should try it.