SMELL THE JASMINE…a little catching up
Long tiring day yesterday…………..whatever happened to those days I could shop ’til I dropped….they seem to be long gone. The very painful aches and pains since I fell Christmas 2009 and broke the hip are quite noticable these days and when I am out shopping and lunching I can tell I am no longer a young woman!!! The screws I have in the put back hip get sore and cold and I suppose that combined with the osteoporisis and the fibromyalgia (both of which are now confirmed as being there) don’t make things easier when I am tired. BUT it is not winning…the motto is ‘Onwards and upwards, anyway but backwards’. The whole incident and the fact that I couldn’t walk for 12 weeks and had to be in a wheelchair, then on crutches has made me very aware of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities. I am always looking and going on about toilet doors, ramps, height of paying desks in shops…the list is endless.
Beautiful morning here in Torrox even if a little cold. I have just completed my latest project with my photography. I have produced a photo book….an A5, 8 pages, covered and bound book of a few of my photos of doors and windows here in Andalucia, which I have turned into specialised sketches, with added notes and memories I have collected since coming here in 1992. For someone who is highly self critical, I am very pleased with the final product. I now have to get selling in outlets…..and it is this I find very hard to do…..but I have a couple of ideas.
I also want to produce books not only of here in Andalucia but also in Stoke-on-Trent, where I was born, and in Morocco where I love to visit.
So, what is new? Well, the weekly Craft Market which has been running for the past 3 years has changed its venue and will now be held up at Torrox Park, in the Restaurant of the camping site, so fingers crossed. I am still Mrs. Grumpy and wish Jeremy Clarkson would take a good long look at himself and grow up…I used to think he was sex on legs many years ago and was one mature man who SHOULD wear jeans…but Jeremy please please stop trying to be Jack the Lad! I am now going for the more intellectual man……hello Andrew Marr!!!! I still get angry with the TV and I still argue back with it..and I will be boring you witless with some of my rantings. Just got back from 11 days touring Morocco, so that is another thing that will be written up on here … and many many more. Programmes being watched at the min are ‘ Kidnap and Ransom’ with Trevor Eve and ‘Homeland ‘with Damien Lewis and books on the go are ‘Homage to Andalus’ by Michael Barry and ‘The Last Coyote’ by Michael Connelly. Music on iPod is a right old mix of stuff..from Take That, Texas, Enaudi, Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, theme music from The Promise, Jamie Cullen. Star Wars, Love song from Titanic….and on and on and on. In fact, time to put the earphones on, choose a track and use my exercise bike.