In the pink

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I slept well last night, with no painkillers, and today I can breathe pretty normally (albeit with some slightly disturbing clicking noises from my rib cage), and my jeans belt fastens on its normal notch. Yay! This morning I also … Continued

Bouncing back

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Firstly, many thanks for all the good wishes you’ve bestowed on me over the past couple of days – you really are a lovely group of people! I’m happy to say that I’m already much restored by a good night’s … Continued

Home

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I was all set to do a little rant here about the fact that I was cleared by a doctor for discharge at about 9am today, and only actually discharged at nearly 4pm (and that after R had made an … Continued

Through the mist

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It’s not my habit to be up at half past five in the morning, but we needed to leave home just after six today to be sure of getting me to the hospital on time. The hardest thing about it … Continued

Nice weather for ducks

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Or maybe not – they didn’t look especially thrilled by the situation. To be fair, it was absolutely heaving down: we’re currently sitting under a weather front which is apparently picking up a substantial chunk of the Atlantic Ocean and … Continued

Weevily pretty

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Caught between what has felt like days on end of computer stuff and the prospect of being unable to drive for at least a fortnight if my surgery goes ahead on Thursday, I was desperate to get out and about … Continued

Damp

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It was, as you can see, another rainy day. And no, I’m not grumbling – the garden still needs more (which is just as well, because the forecast predicts that rain is all we’re going to get this week). I … Continued

Shadow

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Somewhere between time at my desk trying to get on top of a backlog of photo files, a quick (and disappointingly unproductive) photo walk, and preparing lunch with R for a pair of hungry musicians, the day ran away with … Continued

Bright

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This is a higher-key image than my normal stuff, but my pale irises are now in flower and I liked the way they looked this afternoon against the snow-in-summer; then when a tiny Lasioglossum queen landed and provided a point … Continued

Osteospermum

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As you can see we had some rain overnight, which was sorely needed. By lunch time all the water that had fallen had either soaked away or evaporated, but there was a second downpour this afternoon and the garden is … Continued

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