2021 in Pisticci…..garden sorted …

It has been bothering me for a while, that my new oleander was breaking out of its pot. The cement pot was split into several parts and I was a little worried that the roots might go under the road. It has enough cracks already.

Because my back hurt I had been waiting for a time when it got better, but this morning …..after two and a half months of waiting …I thought I would give it a go.

As usual once I got started it was difficult to stop and now my whole garden of pots has been weeded , organised and generally fixed. There are now several new cuttings from my neighbour in my cuttings pot and she has some lavender and a baby oleander. Our street is looking great.

I even cut the ” lawn”

It feels like it is under control again. And I can still move…..so far.

My small quick portrait painting on canvas off cuts went much better today. I think firstly having a really good photo helps. Then I used a small brush to make a good drawing. Thirdly I liked the expression and the woman.

It’s so much better than the first one. Must keep going.

I was reading that the green pass in Italy may be extended to all work so that in four and a half weeks before it gets colder, 90% of the population will be vaccinated. That means everyone over 12. Seems good to me. It might mean that life might be relatively normal over the winter. That would be amazing. I think Denmark is nearly there . Goodness knows what will be happening in the UK. I have no idea when I’ll ever want to go back.

Am very pleased with my new seat. It is much more comfortable than I imagined it would be.

I have no excuse for not working on my laptop now.

I haven’t been working on my laptop for months. At first it was my eyesight being a problem. But now I have new reading glasses. Then it was my back problem making it uncomfortable to sit. Have now run out of excuses.

A small aside. Am getting really fed up of the nasty perverted bloodthirsty violence in the last few crime books I’ve read. How come Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and lots of other authors could write great books without going into all the gory details or having their characters murdered in progressively more horrendous manners? And, not writing chapters from the evil sex crazed murderer’s point of view. I have skipped much of this last book. Glad at least that I didn’t pay for it. ( kindle unlimited)

Looks like a nice evening. Might take my glass of wine and sit on the doorstep admiring my nice garden


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