Monday, 29 March 2010

Spring has sprung back again

Health is definitely not improving by the day, early May cannot come quick enough. I am virtually housebound and not taking it well :-( .
As for the weather - tis a wet and miserable day today but these are at least interspersed with sunshine now and I havent lit the fire for at least a fortnight! The horse chestnut trees are not far off bursting into leaf, the first of the forsythia is out and the first daffs in my garden finally properly opened yesterday! I love the start of spring when the hedgerows and trees green up again and the word looks clean and renewed.

I have started to paint in watercolour again, something which gives me pleasure and constantly surprises me. I still cant believe that I can actually paint, just wish I had seriously realised years ago. Never mind , am going to play catch up now :-)!
I love to paint with acrylics as well but those are very different sort of abstract pieces which are a voyage of discovery each time I pick up a brush and open a tube of paint

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring in the air

Ooops Ive been very lax at keeping this up to date. And interestingly I note that petrol was 33p cheaper when I wrote the last entry!.

Since Christmas I have been ill with angry gall bladder which will be removed in May. Life is at the present very restricted -a fat free diet, no alcohol. By the end of the day and some days sooner, I am in a fair amount of pain so its basically rest, work and home to rest again. Social life and trips out are just not feasible. On the good side, Ive lost over a stone in weight, so each cloud does have a silver lining!!

Spring is finally on its way after a good dose of winter. Snowdrops and aconites in the garden are flowering their socks off. The daffs and tulips are growing now by the day and the buds swelling on the hedges and best of all the days are longer once more.

I will try not to leave it so long before the next posting......