Monday, 25 April 2011

I Shouldn't Laugh....

I was up at silly o'clock this morning to get ready for my trip. As I got out of the shower I heard a house alarm going off. They appear to have some sort of deal with house alarms round here, I've never heard them so loud. I suppose it must be the devil in me, but I couldn't help chuckling to myself. All those people having holiday lie-ins. I fancy there was some disgruntled person who had to go to work today and thought, "Sod it, I'm setting the alarm off. If I can't sleep in nobody will."

If you ever visited here you'd know why I'm so amused. There are all kinds of unruly savages, like the ones who stole my crochet friend Lynn's cherry tree out of her garden yesterday. Yes, that's right, they stole a tree. They also set one of her trees on fire once. Then there are the eggs, which I've already gone on about, as well as stones thrown at the windows, car tampered with, playing football right outside my front door, having all night parties with kareoke (that ought to be a criminal offence) and a whole host of other irritating activities that transform me into the local Victor Meldrew.

Bring on the zombie apocolypse I say.

Anyway, I'm just having my morning coffee while my nails dry. I'm wearing a rather fetching shade of purple today, if anyone's interested (and why would you be? It's probably just me who's spent the past 30 years looking for the nail polish that will change my life). We're setting off shortly to pick up my adorable nieces en route and land in Strathaven round about mid afternoon. You could do worse than to Google Strathaven, it's beautiful there.

To celebrate my holiday up north, here's a painting I did after my last visit there when I photographed winter umbels for inspiration. I believe I did this the day after Boxing Day when we were snuggled up here in the warm, watching the snow outside. A far cry from our beautiful sunshine just recently.

It's a scanned-in drawing that I Photoshopped into a design with no particular direction in mind. I did a lot of green images around about that time. I'll probably post a few more here eventually.

Isn't it nice to be able to post pictures each day on your blog? I'm rather enjoying it.


  1. Loving that picture! Although it was taken in the winter, it somehow how as a spring feel to it too; it's a multi-season picture.

    And I am constantly searching for nail varnish that will change my life; I'm 22 and I have around 40 nail varnishes. The only one that has changed my life so far is a rimmel one that's a soft yellow and smells of lemons, truly amazing!

  2. Hi there! Thank you for following my blog! :)
    Funny you should mention a zombie apocolypse as I watched all of the Walking Dead series this weekend and have been dreaming of zombies since! If you're into nail varnish you might also like my sisters blog, she does fun nail art tutorials
    :) Beth

  3. The people who hang around aka unruly savages sound so awful!

    Gosh, I really need my peace and quiet at home so would just be so uber annoyed at such people.

    Hope your day went well, I just started a nail polish addiction hehe. ;)

    The Cat Hag

  4. I got one of those black crackle nail polishes yesterday, it's very strange and interesting :-)


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