Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Sooooo Sorry!!!

Our hearts cannot understand
in this day
such an awful attack should have happened
to ordinary people
enjoying an evening of music.

There are no words to convey what is in our hearts.
To all affected
not just those who were there
but the wider society
of families, friends neighbourhoods
and those dealing with the awful aftermath
we send our heartfelt love
and support!

Sunrise over the mountains.
A start of a lovely day!
We had to travel
100 miles to the hospital where 
I had major ankle surgery
last December
for my final check up.
The surgeon is very pleased and
I've been discharged
so that is good.
What is even more good 
is that for the first time in 9 years
I can walk without crutches.
Something to celebrate!!

I have continued doing voluntary work
at a local castle.
I started last year just to get me out of the house and
meeting people again
and loved it!!

Last year I also
started training as one of the 
Castle Guides.
I have always loved visiting
the castle and its
beautiful grounds.....
in fact...
I have shared many photos from
the gardens in the past.
So it is a no-brainer
that I love 
introducing people to
the castle
and its history!

As we walk through the arch
and see the start
of a castle built
in 1300s
the story unfolds....

It was actually attacked
in the Civil War

and there are many
of rich and famous!

What else has been happening??

I had a pergola in the back yard.
The operative word being HAD.

I decided to strip
all the plants and climbing roses off it
as they had gone 
well past it.

I went to work
and came home to discover
that hubby had decided to'help' me!
Which apparently meant
firing an arrow 
over it to carry rope
and then attaching it to the car to pull
et voila!!

A half down pergola

He pulled the rest down the next day!
Such a good help.....

My university course
starts again this weekend.
As you may remember, it is a distance learning one.
I was in my fourth year last year
was so unwell 
after my ankle op .....
I just couldn't keep up
and had to defer to this year!
I love the history component and probably
could have managed that
but the Latin
I just floundered at!
Ah well
Let's hope I do better this year !!

I am continuing to 
enjoy working in my planners...
decorating etc

Especially in my TNs.

I enjoy finding quirky pictures 
and sayings to use

I particularly enjoy
using questions from people like
to stimulate thoughts and ideas!

that's me....
at the moment.
What about you.....?
I think it's time that I closed the computer
and started visiting!