Sunday, 17 May 2015

Catch up with the family

Good evening all you little Blogerettes out there. A short post tonight. Thank you so much for all your lovely birthday wishes, I am chuffed to little mint balls by your kindness. I took a break from the summer house today, and went to visit family in the Midlands. Nothing much to report. Aunty has a breadmaker and I got to sample some of her gorgeous nutty brown bread. Uncle had a fall and has pulled a muscle in his back, so that's giving him some agro at the moment.

He has an exhibition of his paintings coming up soon in June at the Library in Burton on Trent. Pretty amazing that he can still enjoy his art at almost 93 years old, and put together a collection of 41 pieces to show. As usual the money from the sales will go to the Air Ambulance. We were talking about charities harassing people, and he said he never gets any begging letters from A A, so that's good to hear.

I took my landscape picture for uncle to see, and tell me what he thinks of it. I knew it wasn't quite right, but I couldn't put my finger on why. Now I have his feedback I can decide my next move. I need to make changes, it's not working as it is.

I was up at 5am this morning so I'm beginning to get tired now. Spose that's what happens when you get old. My goodness, sixty chuffin six. How come I am only 32 in my head? Where's all the time gone? Off to bed. Toodle pip

10 comments:

  1. Happy 66th, sounds like you had a wonderful day with family; best wishes. I'll be 66 on 6-6, wow can't believe it!
    Virginia in Tennessee

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  2. I wonder where the time goes too , and then I look in the mirror and see my face and know where the time has gone ........

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  3. Hello.Very nice for you to catch up with family.Your Uncle sounds like a unique individual but then again they run in your family,yes?I just read that Australia now recognizes LEGALLY that animals are sentient beings.Bravo for them and may many more countries follow suit.Gosh, so nice to see some good news.Re: how you feel 32 in your head:I think many of us feel like that. recall my Oma and Aunties saying the same thing,and here I am now, feeling like that too.Sometimes I look in the mirror and am startled to see my mother's face in me.(when she was older)But really,I think age is just a number.It's up to each of us to make the most of our time here and cherish it,IMO.You are an inspiring example of how to do that, Ilona.Bye for now,D.

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  4. I think there are a lot of 32 years old who could not do what you are doing! Just look at your summer house, everything from the idea, the plan, getting the material to the actual building and painting - just fabulous.
    Hilde

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  5. Best to stay young at heart I feel!!! A belated Happy Birthday from me with thanks for some great blogs. Keep on truckin' From Sue in South Norfolk

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  6. Brimming with positivity. Happy birthday. Natalie

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  7. I know what you mean Ilona. I was 50 earlier this year but in my mind I am still in my twenties! Where does the time go? Glad you had a wonderful time catching up with family. I always feel very sad for people who don't have a close family, my life would be much poorer without mine!

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  8. I missed the birthday, so happy birthday to you.Great to visit family, and the artist is really fabulous at 93!

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  9. Happy Birthday from me, hope you had a nice one.
    Dave.

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  10. I missed your special day as well! Happy Belated! You are such an inspiration!

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