Father’s Day this year passed off without seeing my daughter and with seeing my son off at the airport on his way back to Berlin. My daughter usually gives me a card like this year’s card and always manages to write warm words about how wonderful a dad I am. Thank you, kid. On the…
My son lives and works in Berlin but he’s been working here at home in the UK for the past 3 weeks. It was over 15 months ago that we last saw him (other than video calls). On arriving into the UK he had to quarantine for 10 days and to have Covid tests on…
I have a copy of a David Hockney painting, “Red pots in the garden”. My latest project as not an artist was to paint it – see below for Hockney’s original. I’m OK with my effort and I enjoyed doing it. You can see my development / non-development at https://thingschange.blog/not-an-artist/
My mum would have been 100 today
I began by painting a black background….
I took a temporary job in a cable factory….
Watch this, preferably full-screen on a big screen. I’m so envious! (The sound quality isn’t great, but the visuals….)
I’ve done another redesign of thingschange.blog!
Chloe’s stunningly colourful Fimo models
There’s still very much the air of a village about Cheam Village.
My current attempt to paint
The libraries are open again….
It’s oddball, it’s strange, it’s Danish, and it’s a super gem of a film.
I wonder whether this ignoring of normal formatting might be a way to overcome the difficulties I have putting down my thoughts.
My son put me on to an app for monitoring sleep patterns…..
I painted this from an image on the laptop and I think it’s my best so far.
Nearly 7 years old Chloe says Wagon Wheels are bland! I was astonished that she could think this but also that she knew the word ‘bland’!! Her Dad thinks they taste of cardboard. <shakes head>
It’s the day after my birthday and I woke up to check the results of an app I had loaded onto my phone to monitor my sleep cycle – just a bit of fun. I don’t know whether this chart is good or bad. I woke up feeling grotty, but that’s normal. There doesn’t seem…
It’s my birthday
Another 13 mile walk
My family worry about me when I go out on one of my solitary hikes
A 13 mile walk
The yellow butterflies were out in force on Headley Heath
My first Python program
This is rather nice.
Berlin bookshops are considered ‘essential services’ during lockdown
The sun came out for a mere 20 seconds.
A walk to Ewell
I casually suggested to my daughter that on a Zoom call I could do some painting with the little ones.
Images from a walk
Happy, bright paintings by Iris
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