Saturday, 23 July 2016

Face the Music and Dance. Ha.

Would that I could!  

So what have I been doing since I last posted?

Faced the Music. The annual Jazz lunch.  Great fun.  Although you may have gathered our wonderful musicians are not in the first flush of youth they can still make music.  Tell jokes, sing, though not much dancing.  Last year certain ladies got up and boogied. 

Possibly they have been banned.

I then had a chest infection.  

Midway through the month along came my fifth grandchild. First born for my second daughter.  

Took his time and poor daughter went through every chapter in giving birth book.  But a good result. 8lb 15oz.  I have four daughters, all totally different.  This wee boy is the spitting image of his Mum.  I was never that lucky.  One consultant asked me if they had the same Father......

We have applied for Attendance Allowance.  One of the worst experiences of my life being assisted in filling out the form and having to face up to what I can no longer do.  

The parting shot from the lovely CAB lady was "When you get turned down I will do your appeal."


I am to be assessed by Occupational Health.  Boards across the bath were mentioned. 

Still painting.

Sold one.

Still walking.  Although its not just me and the sea birds anymore.  Schools off in Scotland. The beach is full.

Though if I do the full .59 of a mile its more peaceful.

Masses of Harebells.

And a Snail Park!

No much of these guys as there are too many dogs and people.

And to add to my woes....

Keep dancing.


Saturday, 2 July 2016

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.....

After yesterdays thunder and rain we got the Summer back big time.

The above was the cloud formation that preceded the heaviest July rain ever witnessed yesterday.   Had I known what the cloud presaged I would have got back to the car sooner as I was soaked.  

As explained before I try to walk along the prom prom prom every day.  Unless there is a hooley blowing which has -literally- blown me over, then I go.

Although I had two days off the walking as it was our annual visual art exhibition.  A great success, apart from not many sales, but then in the present climate quite understandable.

As you will see the Dawn Patroller won best visitor vote for his photograph.

I put one of my original watercolour paintings in the raffle.

As well as not selling any paintings I also discovered I can't give them away as so far it hasnt been claimed.......

On the plus side I now have my path down to the Shedudio and a Patio.

It is wonderful.  I can now scoot down to the shedudio, sit outside, zoom round the pots - when we have put them back - still a bit of tweaking to do saith the gardener.

I will leave you with one of my paintings titled "Oh we do not like to be beside the seaside...."