...Some blue skies at the weekend!
Mark and I had flexible plans for this morning. If it continued to be wet, cold and windy we were going to do some serious tidying up in the cupboard under the stairs. If it was dry (and preferably a bit sunny) we would go for a walk along the lanes and canal tow path to the north of our village.
So here are some 'snaps' taken on my camera this morning..
The Droitwich canal at Porters Mill.
Winter sunlight through a gap in the trees.
..And a glorious winter blue from the tow path
Mark has had major work stress recently - and I've been worried about several situations - so it was really nice to get outside and remind ourselves of the good stuff.
Thank you for leaving lovely comments on my last post. Thomas is increasingly settled and content. The pain relief has allowed his jarred back to settle and his front paws are fine. He's worked out that it's me rather than Mark who is adding stuff to his food to make him feel better. As a result he was a bit anxious when I went out last night with Mum and Dad.... Aw bless him! We've got a review with the vet next Wednesday, then hopefully we can just carry on for a bit.
Other stuff that's 'on my radar' at the moment..
- Dad's asthma is very bad. We spent a lot of last week clearing rooms and moving stuff at their house. The builder is coming in next Wednesday to clear a space for the lift in the utility room. We did all the sorting and moving upstairs... including clearing the entire little bedroom/study to make space for the lift's upstairs position. I moved all the dusty books etc. but the whole job has made him feel very unwell (and he's VERY stubborn about this!!)
- This week I have to clear the lounge, dining room, hall, stairs, cloakroom and hall cupboard for the new carpets to be fitted. Expect plenty of photos of this project! (I'm also project managing new doors and a new conservatory... exciting but slightly scary.)
- I'm also bothered about my sister's health again.... but that's something for another post really.
So - if all else fails - eat another cupcake!!
This absolute 'gem' of a construction was my treat to myself on Thursday.
It was called a 'Chocoholics Delight' and they weren't kidding..
..chocolate cake, scooped out for a genache filling; white chocolate butter cream, two beautiful soft centre chocolates, chocolate sauce and a dusting of cocoa powder