This is the second photograph I have had taken recently where I look distinctly oriental.
And I dont rike it.
The reason is down to old age - as with most things - nothing to do with the wine. As I am in my 60s I get an eye test every year, which is perhaps just as well as about 6 months after getting new glasses I can no longer see. Road signs, whether its a ship - or a whale -out at sea. So although the glasses still work for things near to me, like the level in the wine bottle, I may as well not have glasses for anything else so they tend to be halfway down my nose.
Hence the oriental image.
My new optician (should have/would have gone back to Specsavers had I been able to get an appointment before August) looked at me in disbelief when I announced I was driving round without glasses. But on examining me had to agree that for some reason my long sight had improved. So another £300.
Fortunately my hearing is, well not 100%, but I so enjoy a good blast of opera. My car radio is now permanently tuned into Classic FM. But this grumpy old woman gets totally p****d off with getting into the car, hearing a piece finish and then getting an annoying advert, so I treated myself to -
Down the shedudio, player full blast, and my painting mojo is well and truly back!
Baby rabbit washing itself. Not finished.
Lapwings to be finished.
A Black Headed Gull which will have its reflection beneath ....
A herd of nosy coos.
Good thing nothing on this weekend.