Summer in Pisticci……a very hot day…

After breakfast outside this morning.Ā  ( my 5 minute meditationšŸ¤”) I shut the door to keep the heat out.Ā  Normally I pull the net curtain across and clip it so that it mostly screens the doorway but there was a big red sun on my weather forecast and it was most definitely hotter outside than in. That’s the first time this year I have done that.Ā 

The door is now open again and has been since about 4pm.Ā  ( the little cat came in again when it was open. Even though it doesnā€™tĀ  let me near it I am happy that it feels safe enough to wander in , eat something, cleanĀ  itself and stroll out again. )

It has been a little strange having the door closed. I feel a bit cut off. However I worked on the first of the 3 paintings I had prepared and after starting at 8.30 I finished about 2pm.Ā  I have painted in the shapes in the next one and am pleased to see that the composition looks good. They all have something I want to bring out and something that is a problem . Today I wanted to make the house with the flowers stand out , but wasn’tĀ  sure if the church which I had moved would look ok. I think it does. Then the next one is I think like a lovely pattern of coloured shapes but no flowers or bright colours which often makes something commercialĀ  . I like it already butĀ  ……..

It is now 30C inside which is almost ok. I had my fan on some of the time today but not all day.

Am attempting to repair my sandals again. I can afford to buy another cheap pair,Ā  but it never seems the right time to look. There are only maybe 2 affordable shopsĀ  and it’sĀ  embarrassingĀ  having big feet. The nice girl in the chinese shop is fine but I have never bought shoes at the market where there are stall after stallĀ  of them all looking gorgeousĀ  and sparkly and delightful and elegant and size 4. I would inevitably have to repeat the size then the men ( always men) would look at my feet andĀ  ….I just don’tĀ  want to.Ā  Normally IĀ  buy shoes in Scotland ….often in TK MAX where you can just pick up and try shoesĀ  by yourself.

I really must do something about them though as now even the top layer is breaking…..Ā  šŸ˜šŸ˜

I have glued them again and taped them temporarily.Ā 

But it is wine time and I have done everything I needed to today . I think I am meeting a friend for pizza tonight. Hope my shoes hold out.

The person living in this house has actually decorated all their flowerpots.
I really like this. It is I think a lovely arrangement of shapes.


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