Reasons to be cheerful

A good, long walk around the Pier Head, Liverpool, and managing 18K steps. Yay! The little penguins the kids used as a support while skating. Christmas markets outside St George’s Hall. So many pretty stalls. Nothing really grabbed me though. But this did! A Himalayan salt lamp I found online while searching for a gift for a friend. I bought…

Invasion

It was chilly last week, but now it’s just plain grim, as a bitterly cold North wind is freezing everything it blows through. I have taken to wearing a most unattractive, enormous thick dressing gown that hubs refers to as the sleeping bag. He is wondering when it will be pried off. Not in the immediate future, that’s for sure.…

Little things

Dogwoods I suppose everyone who has major surgery feels that they will never be right again. I certainly did, you do have to get much worse before getting better. Each week I’ve noticed a distinct improvement. Walking without that horrible hip pain has been an utter bonus. Recently, I went for a check-up. The surgeon was pleased with my progress…

A deep breath

Life is slowing down in the gardens. The grass no longer grows and the perpetual rain of falling leaves drowns out the song of the birds, who sing softly, now the urgency of summer is behind them. Only the melodic robins sing on throughout the days and nights, rehearsing their spring songs. Back and forth the mated pairs sing, deep…

Hang it on the wind

I am gradually adapting to these strange times, although strange does not necessarily mean unpleasant. Taking things a little slower can be surprisingly satisfying. Initially, I didn’t have to do very much of anything, except hang around the gardens. There I watched the drifting clouds and falling leaves and listened to the wind and the crows conversing, something I could…

Sometimes… you just gotta laugh

Life has been a little surreal around here of late. I’m adapting to many things, crutches in particular, although sometimes I forget all about them and jump up, only to then gaze fearfully around, as though I’m trapped in sinking sand, unable to take a step to retrieve them. I usually end up lunging wildly towards them, which sends shooting…

Autumn, time for…

a little Magick. Emergence. I love this time of the year. Day by day, the mossy lawn reveals what lies beneath. It’s full of secrets. Usually the toadstools form a perfect circle. This year they have decided to march across the lawn. Did you know, that mushrooms/fungi are more closely related to people than they are plants…just saying…and that they…

Hip, hip …..hip replacement

A week today, I was feeling somewhat apprehensive¬†totally petrified, as it was the day before my surgery. This operation has been a long time coming, which has resulted in me¬†having far too much time to think about it. It was a little like running from a mouse; the mouse gets bigger and bigger, until it takes on a monstrous form…

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