Well last weeks’s Challenge didn’t suit me at all but this week is just the opposite. My friend Suzanne Fleur is standing in as Guest Challenger and asks us to “Give peace a chance” and, as John Lennon’s daftest but most devoted fan, I will join in with enthusiasm. I haven’t decided what to do yet but I’m looking forward to it.
And I’ve finally got a date for my surgery -July 25th. In spite of the fact that I have every confidence in both the surgeon and the efficacy of the procedure, I find myself looking at everything as if for the last time; going to places and trying to fix them in my memory; even trying to be reasonably nice to people, as if I want them to remember me well. Personally, I blame Lucy Maud Montgomery.
I have been re-reading the Anne of Green Gables books, which seem to have triggered my sentimental nerve but, oh, they are fun. There is something very rewarding about those fin de siecle books; I love Francis Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbitt and Rider Haggard too.
Currently, we are on the lovely Greek island of Rhodes, in temperatures on or above 35 degrees, which have, much to my surprise, caused me to have a mild case of prickly heat. Haven’t had that in a long time. Still, antihystamene and yogurt will keep it in check. If you visit Rhodes, go to Lindos because it is one of the loveliest places ever. Go to Lardos for one of the best restaurants ever -Valantinas. And go to Rhodes Town for a dose of living history. Lordy, how I love Greece and the Greek islands in particular. They must be the most hospitable people in the world.
And I did a ZIA on the plane coming over. It’s a version of somethong I saw on Pinterest, by Lily’s Tangles, I think. And then I thought I’d try to use peace lillies for Suzanne’s Diva Challenge. I got so far and realised I was trying to be much too representational. So I turned the card over and tried again. I’m so glad you can draw on both sides, my litter bin would be overflowing…
And here I will end it for this week , since I now have to go and pack to go home, dammit! Hopefully, I will see you all next week. Until then, world, be good -ish.