List: Essential ingredients for a reflective practice retreat

WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Pen, ballpoint, blue, x2

Pen, ballpoint, black

Pen, felt tipped, black

Pencil, mechanical

Pencil, wooden

Pencil, two-coloured

Pencil sharpener

Refills for mechanical pencil 

WRITING MATERIALS

Sketchbook

Professional development notebook

Critical reflection journal 

iPad

iPhone

Loose-leaf paper

Letter-writing paper

WORKING CONTEXT

Exceptional natural light

More than one place to write

More than one place to read 

Wide open spaces for afternoon adventures

Spiky blue ball

Tea, herbal selection, with at least one rooibos blend

Infuser for tea

Deep silence 

Music, spatial, electronic, experimental, right now it’s a shuffled playlist of rain and storms, either on high-quality audio equipment or none at all