|Artwork by Aimee. Bad photography by me.|
|Copyright: Aimee at www.artsyville.blogspot.com|
So, I've been at my parents's house now since 14 December. Christmas has come and gone and while it was all very nice and and there were lots of fattening and dangerously more-ish nibbles to eat, I've felt like we were in limbo as we just want to get moving on the house move, so to speak.
Out Scottish solicitor didn't reopen their offices until yesterday so there was nothing to be done but wait. Now, we've spoken to them and it's all systems go with the entry date to our new house of 18 January still being the goal.
In the meantime, each day has been a bit like ground hog day. I get up at 7 to let the dogs out and either sit in the living room and catch up with those pesky soaps on Sky+ or if I'm feeling particularly lazy, I bring the dogs back to bed with me until about 9 (or, ahem, 10!). If it's raining, which it has been every single day, I try to find a gap in the clouds to get the dogs out for a walk at least once, if not twice a day. What with all the rain and the subsequent mud, I seem to spend half my days at the very least drying the dogs feet every time they've been outside if not giving them full on 'belly washes' in the sink after an especially mucky wash! I know it'll be just as mucky, if not more so, in the North of Scotland but at least there we'll be near a beach. I'd always choose wet sandy dogs over wet mucky dogs!
I have tried and failed to produce any art at all - I can't seem to find my art groove sitting at my parents' kitchen table and just can't seem to get inspired to try the watercolours I brought with me - I miss my acrylics! I feel like my muse has been packed up and is sitting in a packing case along with all our furniture just waiting to be set free in the Highlands!
Anyway, Aimee over at Artsyville, posted the above beautiful illustration on her blog a while back and mentioned that prints were available over at her Etsy shop. Aimee is an amazing word-smith and I love her beautiful script-work so when I read this and saw how appropriate it was for this exciting stage of our lives, I had to order a print, which I framed and gave to S as part of his Christmas present! As he now knows of its existence, I can safely blog about it!
Once again apologies about the quality of my photo - I'm a little lost without my own computer and camera so I took it on my tablet and don't know how to use the photo editing programme on my mum's PC!