Thursday, 22 January 2015

Art Class

Art class has been back in full swing for the last three weeks, although I missed the first week as I didn't realise it had started again.  

A couple of mini paintings by 'Hitty Madge' my little wooden doll I carved.

With her beside them to get a perspective of size.

Love this one - Flying a Kite on the beach.

This is a much larger version of the first mini painting.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Kidney Detox

I have been suffering from lower back pain and aching as well as shoulder pain and pins and needles for some time now.  As a sufferer of RSD/CRPS, pain isn't a stranger to me, but this is something new.  

I have been to see someone today and he is sure my kidneys aren't functioning like they should and has recommended I embark on a lemon detox juice diet for a few days to kick start them into working properly again, as well as to up my daily dose of Magnesium for a month.  So I will see how it goes.  

I have had my first 250 mls so far and it tasted good.  

The ingredients are lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.   It said to juice the lemons - well I juiced the whole lemon in my juicer - yes the whole lemon.  

I am hopeful that this will help.   Will report back in a few days to measure the success.  

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Church, Singing, Garden

I seem to have lost my blogging mojo at the fact I think I have lost my mojo!

Since October I have been singing in a church choir which has been a totally new experience for me, particularly as I have only been singing for about nine months - having always said 'I am a wind player, I don't sing!'    Plus as a non-church goer it has been very different!  We wear gowns to sing so it is quite formal, but I love the singing and the learning of a different genre of music to what I have played and sung before.

Anyway last week we got to sing in the Chapel at Hatfield House for Epiphany which was a lovely experience to be able to sing in this historic Chapel which was consecrated in 1614.

Our usual church we sing in is St Ethelreda's in Old Hatfield.  This church dates to the 13th Century although has been updated since then!  The tower was constructed in the 15th Century.

This morning I decided to take the opportunity of taking a photo of the church as it was such a lovely clear albeit cold morning!

  This afternoon I had a little wander around our garden.

A rose is bravely flowering

The only other flower in the garden is this pretty purple.