No visiting pictures today as my correspondents have been slack so I have sneaked in a rather hurried picture of three walls of the new kitchen which is now officially finished instead. I think I will have to take a set of pictures rather than trying to do it in a oner. Click on the picture to enlarge it. It doesn’t really do justice to the splendour of the room
Things have not improved and I had to visit the doctor today to get some antibiotics. In the past a cold wouldn’t have bothered me a bit but my arthritis medicine, which works very well, dampens my immune system so I have to be careful of chest infections. I don’t want to end up with pneumonia through not paying attention. All this means a bit of a dull week ahead but I hope to get out on some short walks if the weather permits. Meanwhile there will be a narrow range of photos, especially if the sun doesn’t come out.
Dropscone got out on his bike and did a spirited 26 miles though a brisk wind slowed him down a bit. He didn’t join me for coffee as I wasn’t feeling at all well. I am not alone in feeling under the weather as Sandy tells me he has a cold too. On the plus side Mrs Tootlepedal has recovered from her cold completely and has even done a little tidying up in the garden.
It is only two days to the winter solstice and if the cloud is thick as it was today, it is hard to get a good bird picture unless they sit very still but in between snuffles and sneezes, I made an effort.
And that was the best of my day. I did try doing a little work but my heart wasn’t in it so I spent a good deal of time being bored. I’ll have to find a good book as the weather for the next few days doesn’t look as though it will encourage some gentle therapeutic walks.
I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes for my speedy recovery from my present inconvenience and will do my best to produce one as quickly as possible through sensible behaviour and noble thoughts.
A flying chaffinch to end on a traditional note. There seems to be an endless supply of these.