Well, I promised fluffy bunnies, butterflies and optimism for my next post so here goes.
1. Fluffy bunnies. A man walked past our house this morning. He had three fluffy bunnies hanging on a pole. They were dead. I expect he will eat them.
2. Butterflies. There will not be many butterflies this year because of the drought.
3. Optimism. Hopefully there will be more butterflies next year.
It was a considerable relief to hear this morning that I hadn’t got pneumonia, only a really bad dose of bronchitis. Should be on the mend within a week, though it may take a couple of months before the lungs are fully functional again. Many thanks to all those who have sent good wishes, and to Roger for his always welcome advice on what I should be posting.
Ann is now looking and sounding a lot better and should be OK to fly back to the UK to see her mum on Friday. I gather that the weather in the North is pretty appalling, so I hope she doesn’t get snowed in. It would be good to be a fluffy bunny with a nice thick coat in those circumstances. (note fluffy bunnies). Ann sometimes gets a nervous stomach before flying, (note butterflies), but I am sure it will all work out OK. (note optimism.)
The weather here is absolutely lovely during the day, with blue sky and temperatures of about twenty degrees. We have completely stopped using the log burner and have found much to our surprise that the gas fire actually heats the lounge at least as well. Wish we had discovered this at least a year ago. However, No doubt the information will serve us well in the future. (note optimism).
Desperate to be fit in time for the Costa Blanca Choir Competition in three weeks time, but I think it might come a bit early. Never mind, there’s always the next concert. (note optimism).
I was reasonably pleased with the latest painting, though Mike Hill will no doubt point out that the rigging is wrong in some respect. Perhaps it might act as a nudge to Mike and Janie to seize the day and set off on their adventures while they are fit enough to do so. The last couple of weeks have certainly reminded us that we are not indestructible and that life is all too short! All the best, Andy.