Saturday, August 27, 2011


You know that saying - "when you stop banging your head against the wall - its lovely when it stops!"

Well, I now know exactly what this means. I have had such a bad toothache all week and have been going nuts as even strong painkillers did not work. I have never had toothache before, a dislocated jaw, yes, but not toothache!

The relief when it stopped today is mighty!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I spent HOURS yesterday waiting in hospital for an eye examination. Shortly after I arrived at the appointed time I had ointment put in my eyes which meant that I could not read. I always bring a book with me to my hospital appointments which means that I can sit and wait more or less happily but this time I could not read as I could not see! So - began to "people watch" - there were quite a few people waiting all around me, most on their own but a few with relations. I noticed two grown-up sons with their mothers which is nice to see. There was also a young mother with her son. From time to time a phone would ring and bored people around would prick up their ears and listen to the conversations!

The room I was in was a big waiting room with small rooms around it and every so often a patient's name would be called and it was easy to pick out the people who had been there before as they knew to sit outside the relevant door unlike the others who often had to climb over small children and bags on their way out of the waiting room.

When I was finally called, after just under TWO HOURS the examination only took about five minutes, although I was happy that I got a clean bill of health.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


This last year has been a bit difficult for me and I have just not felt like painting but yesterday I finally put brush to paper. I thought when I sorted out my tubes of paint that they would all be dried up but found that they were fine, the only trouble now is that the room I paint in is in such a mess. I will have to tidy it up as I can't stand a mess around me apart from not being able to find anything!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Have just come back after spending a week with Adam in Sligo. He had such a busy week, during the week I was there he had two weddings and one christening. So for most of the time it was just me and the cats for company!

We took a trip just over the border mid week, it is a long time since I visited Northern Ireland and I found it had changed a lot, for the better. The countryside around Enniskillen is lovely, with lots of lakes but unfortunately we did not have time for photographs.