Thursday, 22 March 2012

Hmmm - and breathe....


Today was a good day.
Tomorrow will be even better - I get to paint !! Yay !!
Am thinking Antibes green....yes, definitely thinking Antibes green.......

Have been on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster recently, so can't wait to lose myself for a few hours in a tin of kind of therapy, that is...

Thanks for stopping by, sleep tight...or good morning....depending on where you are....
Either way, have a good one.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

We can move mountains when we have to...


Dizzy person here again, just a quick update on the protest march. Well, we have had some WONDERFUL news...the powers that be decided that the site in question would not be sold to the probation service to develop this bail HALLELUJAH !!!!, we have succeeded in our efforts to fight this thing. The whole community can breathe again and 'normal' life can resume. The protest march turned into more of a victory celebration gathering, hundreds turning out on the streets to make our point peacefully - yet quite loudly, as it turned out!

So, I can turn my attentions to painting once again and get cracking on the many pieces that I physically CANNOT stop myself from finding, spotting and, erm, buying....
My house is so full of large pieces of furniture that visitors fail to notice them anymore. They find it totally acceptable that my hallway is completely blocked and you have to go the long way round to get to the kitchen if you are after a quick cup of tea. 

Lots of family stuff going on too, will talk more about that I daresay soon, I do find myself unburdening a bit when I hit the keyboard. Sorry in advance for that, I DO know that I twitter on a bit.....but not for now. Its late folks.

So with everyone else in this house in the land of nod, I'll say goodnight and join them.

Sweet dreams


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A fight we must win.....

Hi everyone,

How are you all? Its been haphazard posting pattern is now at an all time peak and I hope to settle into an actual pattern soon. Apologies if I am driving you a bit batty with it !

I am aware that I started this blog as a painting diary, but find myself a bit swamped with other things at the moment...sometimes life just takes over, doesn't it? 

I live in a small town, just a normal community, with normal things....schools, shops, parks...normal families with normal lives. There has been a proposal put forward to build an approved premises, or bail hostel, right in the middle of our community. Five minutes walk to primary schools, nurseries, homes for the elderly. This hostel will house ex-offenders of the worst kind. Those who have committed crimes that are unmentionable, including crimes against children. As you can imagine, the very thought of this has struck terror into the hearts of us all, especially those with young families. Our community has joined forces and will march to voice our protest on Saturday 17th March. We have no choice. This is a fight we must win. Our children do not deserve this. It cannot happen. We cannot let it happen.

If anyone wishes to join us, all are welcome. If anyone can offer advice, that too, is welcome.

Wish us luck, we really need it.