I have already allowed two months to pass since my last post. The main reason is that I am unable to post photographs and although I enjoy reading books without pictures (!) I like blogs with some. Either my camera or my laptop are playing unfairly and I just can't make things work.
Spring is still playing hide and seek with us all, though at this precise moment sunshine is streaming in through the window.
Have any of you been watching Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall's 'Wild West' TV programme. It is the last episode of the series next week and I have been enthralled by every one. It has been delightful and so informative. I am greedy and want more.
I have treated myself to some new living room curtains. The ones I bought with me were looking decidedly tired. All I need to do now is get the shower room sorted out, but the plumber is so busy right now. I don't mind waiting as he is tried and tested and his work is excellent.
My youngest daughter and her husband have taken on a rescue Jack Russell. They had one before which sadly had to be put down. Perhaps you remember Poppy. This little dog has had a bad start and is very nervous and inclined to be aggressive. They were not told the whole truth by the people they had her from and tried all the advice given to them by the 'experts', which got them nowhere. In desperation they called in a Dog Whisperer who, after talking about dog behaviour for about two hours before she even met the dog, worked a miracle during the next hour. I was sitting in on the meeting and was astounded by the results she achieved in such a short space of time. Daughter and son-in-law are continuing with daily training following the Dog Whisperer's advice and are seeing good results already, in only four days!
I am hoping to start work on my next book which will be a journal of my holiday in Guernsey last autumn. If I don't tackle it soon I shall have forgotten all about it. There won't be much, if any, drawing in it as I have plenty of ephemera to be included. When that is done, my next challenge will be a book of hares - with drawings. I will need to be really psyched up before starting work on that one. It is something I have been wanting to do for a few years but just lack the nerve to make a start. What is that saying about taking the first step?!
Autumn? - Trawling through people's posts today I do find more and more mentions of 'seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness'. Cobweb photographs with great beads ...
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