topiary mouse ~ winter view ~ peddling along the prom ~ lichen love ~ sun and seagulls ~
distant rainbow ~ a different view ~ star of the week ~ charity shop score
I am halfway through a garden/plot number ten post. I even promised CJ, who kindly asks after it every now and again, that the post was in the bag. I'm sure she's starting to wonder whether there is a plot at all ;) I have a lovely walk to share with you, and some fabulous shots of lichen, my new passion. Again they are sitting mournfully in drafts, waiting for me to collect my thoughts. I have news of burgeoning friendships with lovely new people, new (to me) bits and bobs to show you, family tales and laughter around the dinner table with Liz, Mel and Emma.
It's fair to say that I am a little distracted at present.
But a thank you is very overdue. I was overwhelmed by your response to my post about Olly. It would be a huge understatement to say that every one helped me enormously. Marc and I made the decision that he could only benefit from some extra input, and although it's early days it does seem to be paying off. I was in Bristol this weekend, and so missed his proud little face on Friday when he was made star of the week. He's been angling for this accolade since his first day at school. Olly has always been a sucker for a sticker!
I stayed with Dad while I was away. For reasons I won't bore you with now, I have a very complicated internal relationship with him. Oh I love him dearly, and enjoyed the quality time that we had together. But for the first time in many years, I felt that those bonds that used to hold father and daughter so tightly were gathering strength once more. It was a good feeling. It made us both happy I think.
I hope to catch up with all of you this week. And hope too that normal service here will be resumed soon.
Love and stuff,