Thursday, April 30, 2015


I am still here, doing a bit of sketching. Still sleeping a lot, doing my exercises and finding it all a bit boring, still it is only 2 weeks as people keep reminding me. Keep trying to lower the pain killers and finding I need them. John is doing a great job of looking after me but that in itself worries me as he has work to do too. I did stand over him last night teaching him how to do lamb shanks. He is a good cook but there are some things I can do better and I don't use recipes!! More updates in a few days.

Monday, April 27, 2015

12 days from shoulder surgery

Well it is now 12 days since my shoulder replacement surgery. An interesting time, good days and bad days. Trying to get the pain relief right has been interesting. Keeping the arm in a sling and not really able to use it much has been frustrating and every thing I do is so slow and I fall asleep at the drop of a hat! John has been wonderful cooking fantastic meals and putting up with me when I have a melt down. I can't sew well, too much reading hurts my eyes but I have managed a few silly drawings, not easy to colour in but managed these two. A long way to go but in the long run it will be worth it.

Thursday, April 02, 2015


we have been walking most mornings, sometimes on the beach and sometimes on the cliffs. I collected these shells the other morning from the beach, some pheasants and part of a cockle. I had a lovely time drawing them last night with the addition of a bit of imaginary sea weed' we had some rain last night, not a lot but enough to damp things down a bit and put some water in the tanks. Also my daughter tells me we had a bit of excitement last night which I missed, apparently there have been some people working on the peninsular going around to farms and sheds and stealing stuff, last night we think they tried it here but luckily they were heard, of course by the time the police came out they had gone but it was rather a good reminder to get some of the sensor lights on the sheds working. 9.30 pm seemed like a good time as most dairy farmers would be in bed. Horrible people who can afford 4 wheel drives etc and steal from people who can least afford it.