Coffee in Costa with Fred and Colin, Val being in Skye sampling their rain and beating off the midges I’d guess. While I was waiting in the queue I introduced a nurse to Cortados. She asked what they were and when I told her, she said she’d never heard of them before, but would order one the next time she was out with her friends. I told her it might be a good idea to try one first!
The boys and I discussed holidays past and plans for the future. Reminisced about school days our younger selves survived, (almost) unscathed. “I got belted at school but it didn’t do me any harm.” However we managed to keep of the topic of politics, otherwise we’d still be sitting there long after Costa had closed and still be nowhere nearer the truth. Books exchanged, we made our way home in the rain. It was a strange feeling having coffee with the boys on a Friday, because it’s usually a Thursday. Upsets you internal time clock.
Took today’s PoD when I parked the car under the big chestnut tree outside the house.
In the afternoon I struggled with a subject to fit with today’s topic of “Freeze”. I finally settled for a melting ice cube beside a freezer tray. Quite liked the linework with only minimal shading and no brushwork.
Out in the evening to Crawford & Nancy in Larkhall taking June and Ian with us. Really good relaxed evening and a very late arrival home which is why this is a ‘catch-up’ blog post. Finally headed for bed around 1am.
Driving home, and almost at Cumbersheugh I spotted two deer grazing at the side of the motorway. Not surprising that you see so many deer carcasses at the side of the road these day. These delicate looking creatures could easily be spooked on to the road and into the path of a car weighing in the region of 1.5 tonnes and travelling around 65mph and guess what comes off worst. I’m mixing my units here, but you get the idea.
Out for a flu jag tomorrow morning. Really looking forward to that, as you can imagine. 😕