Looking out at the sun shining down onto the trees from my upstairs office/craft room I can see the beautiful white blossom in full bloom. Spring is such a pretty time of year. You can hear bird song a plenty and the bees humming round. It puts you into a better mood even though we are still in lockdown.
It is not long to go now for lock down to ease and the first place I want to go to is the hairdressers. I feel and look like I have been pulled through a hedge backwards. I always think if you look a mess, you feel that way and I have been on the verge of having a go at cutting my hair myself, I even bought some hairdressers scissors. I have been doing such a good job of my husbands that I was sure I could manage my own, but I was talked out if it in the end and just told to be patient which isn’t one of my favourite words.
My last post was the run up to Easter, which is one of my favourite times of year as I love chocolate but I knew my granddaughter was too young for an Easter egg, so I decided to write her a book instead. It was a short story with just one sentence on a page and there were twenty pages.
My granddaughter adores looking at the birds from their bi-fold doors which overlook a row of trees full of wildlife and with living near the seaside in Brighton they get their fare share of seagulls but also some friendly robins. My story was about a Robin and his family and how he kept seeing Freda at the window, but the big dog always barked when the Robin got close to the house. They have a Vizsla who always barks at the birds, and everyone else for that matter!
I thought it would be easy to create the book but soon realised I needed to sketch and paint 20 different scenes to match the sentence on each page. It took me a lot longer than I thought but I managed to finish it ready for Easter. When we gave it to our granddaughter, she was more interested in the little toy eggs that I had also bought her but that evening my daughter FaceTimed me while she sat in relative darkness as she read the story to her. Every time her name was mentioned she seemed to react which was lovely to see.
My granddaughter is going to have a little sister in June, so I purposely wrote a little story about a Robin that had to move into a bigger nest as they were having some babies. I am going to write another ready to give her when her sister arrives which will be all about the Robin and her newborn. I thought this would be quite appropriate.
This project seemed to take up a lot of my time over the last few weeks and I am in desperate need of another steroid injection for my low back, but it definitely distracts you from the pain and if this beautiful sunny weather lasts I will embark on my next project which is to create a special little corner of the patio for my granddaughter which will include a blackboard, a little wigwam and some outdoor goldfish in a waterproof plastic barrel. I am ever so excited about this so do pop by and see how I get on.
With the first of the lockdowns easing life a little and this lovely sunny weather we have had it has meant my granddaughter could come to play in the garden outside. We built a lovely outdoor veranda outside last year and so it is perfect for us to be outside even if it is a bit nippy as we have an electric heater. We bought her a wigwam which we set up with her toys in and she was so excited when she arrived but could not wait to go over to the bird table and tell me there were ducks on it. It is a lovely small solar bird table with ducks on it and she loved it last year it just amazed me that she did seem to remember it. So now it is onwards and upwards with lots more fun times to come and the countdown to the next granddaughter arrival.
Finishing on a more health related note the charity Back Care and Integro Medical Clinics who specialise in Cannabis Medicines, have joined forces to produce an informative and potentially life changing event webinar that will be of interest to anyone suffering the misery of back pain. This stand-alone webinar event will be focusing on the practical application of biomedical knowledge behind cannabis medicines and back pain. The discussion will explore the potential benefits of the addition of cannabis medicines into a chronic pain management regime. The healthcare professionals taking part in the event have years of experience between them in complex pain management and expertise in the treatment of back pain for a variety of conditions so I thought it might be something that my readers might like to join in with the webinar. For more details just head to the Back Care or Integro Medical Clinic’s website.