Feeling better today and thought I would write a more cheerful blog having been all doom and gloom the last fortnight. The pain is much less thanks to the Diclofenac last night and feel brighter. Been into town to pay some money into the bank (for a change) and to get some Euros for our holiday.
Had to drive round the Market Place several times to find a disabled parking spot just to go to the bank. Otherwise, even for the disabled, it costs to park in our town and I resent paying £1 to park for 30 minutes to go to the bank.
You would think some enterprising bank with all our out of town shopping centres would open up a sub branch so that we didn't have to keep trying to get into a busy town centre.
You may have wondered (or not - lol) why I chose LavendarLady as my alias on this site. The fact is near to us is the national lavendar collection - an absolute picture in the Spring - all the different colours from white through to deep mauve. We also have Imperial Gem lavendar in the garden which is a riot of colour and a great bee attractor. It is usually covered in honey bees, bumble bees etc all happily collecting nectar and buzzing away.
The wisteria has flowered 4 times this year and has also been covered with bees. The scent as you go into the garden almost knocks you over. It is gorgeous.
We are off on a week long river cruise soon from Oporto to the spanish border with some side trips along the way including some visits to wine and port lodges (Himself is well pleased about that). So really looking forward to that. Weather in northern Portugal is very hot at present so hoping that will chase away the last of the aches and pains.
Animals going to kennels - don't know what Berry will make of that although he will be sharing with our other lab Tilly. Both Tilly and Minniecat are well used to the kennels and Tilly loves being there - she usually has her annual bath and comes back smelling gorgeous, claws clipped etc. We call it her MOT.
Minnie usually sulks for a day or so and we have to take the food she is used to. When we fetch them back, Minnie won't speak to us for a while until she realises we are all home again. My friend is coming up every day to check the house and take in the post etc. So looking forward to a relaxing break.
I also hope to get some good photos to do some painting in the winter months although at times it is difficult and painful to hold a paint brush or pencil and my shoulders and wrists ache, but it is a relaxing hobby.
Anyway, hope everyone is feeling better today. I had a lovely view of the sea this morning from the top of our only high hill round here. Shades of Julie55 standing on the toilet on one leg which she mentioned in an earlier blog to see the sea from her house. If I tried that, I'd fall in!
Love LavendarLady . PS I used to tap dance but kept falling off the taps. LOL. xx