My first thought is when is the rain going to stop!? Two weeks ago I was sweltering in 33 degrees and now for the past 4 days we’ve had incessant rain and 13 degrees tops. Sigh. I am worried my cauliflowers will perish in the deluge. I need to get a heater for the shed, I tried to work in their but my fingers kept cramping up in the cold so have been mostly stuck indoors doing chores. Phil is decorating our TV room so we’ve got all the windows open too, which doesn’t help, and just about everyone else is going, has gone or has been on holiday to sunnier climes soI’m pining for sunshine too!
My other thoughts have been swirling around the mess our country’s government is making of everything, a £1 billion pact with the DUP to buy the tories a majority in parliament does not sit well with a lot of people, including me, and yesterday the tories cheering at the defeat of keeping our public servants to a 1% pay rise cap just makes me feel disgusted at their ‘I’m alright Jack- f**k the little people’ attitude. Ah the world’s going to ratshit, but really there’s not much hope and all this will mean nothing . At some point in the near future the world will run out of enough food and water to keep everyone going, dystopia beckons.
Apart from all that cheeriness at least my headache resolved itself, so no brain tumour surgery needed this week. 🙂
When feeling all miserable my cure is to photograph flowers and try to focus on the little beautifulness I can create with my camera and a dose of photoshop, it’s good to put everything aside and be happy in the little things.
My outside lily today
and my indoor bedroom flowers
I love the window sill in my shed, the window and net curtain makes for a soft lit background
I’ve also being thinking about my blogiverse and the lovely community of bloggers that I connect with. This thought came from reading Pete’s blog and how he appreciates his followers and enjoys the camaraderie. So I had the thought that once a week on my Thursday thoughts I’m going to recommend one of the blogs I follow and say why I like it. Of course as it was Pete who started me off on this path, his is the first on my list.
Pete now lives in Beetley, Norfolk, UK, a beautiful part of our country, and he moved there a few years ago from London, where he was an ambulance man for many years. He writes very eloquently about his years in London, and also in the day to day happenings in his life in Beetley. He has a beautiful dog called Ollie who is a bit of a character and when Ollie is not trying to murder Pete with a lawnmower, they go on long walks whatever the weather, and find underwear in trees. Pete also writes pithy and poignant short stories, some of which have been published in magazines. His knowledge of films is vast and music not far behind, so there is always something interesting happening on his blog, and the comments section is populated by intelligent, funny, engaging and eclectic people.
If you haven’t followed Pete, do your self a favour and check out his wonderful blog HERE, tell him I sent ya!