Well it has been a busy week, two visits to the hospital for various procedures, yesterday we arrived at 8 am and stayed till 6 pm. But the whole atmosphere is so efficient and hardworking that one sits patiently, people watching. Also admiring dear old ladies who take all the procedures so bravely and cheerful. Paul continues to mend slowly and we enjoy the journey there and back through the beautiful countryside.
On turning on the news we find that America has brought us to the brink of war that day with Iran, but the brink may only have been 'brinkmanship'. Our future prime minister has had a 'domestic' with his lady love, intriguing what the ladies out in the shires will think, or do! Can you imagine Johnson being pushed out of No.10 by an irate female, the cartoonists are going to have a field day.
But to a quieter person who I came across this morning, Doris Hatt, a painter born in Bath. She was born at the latter end of the 19th century, and later on inherited money from her aunt, allowing her to build a Bauhaus/Art Deco house at Clevedon, Bristol. She lived a fairly long life to the 60s, influenced by all the happenings around her. Communism floated through her life as did the painters of this period, and her paintings reflect this.
A favourite, 'Still life with goldfish bowl' (anything but still) all photos taken from Wiki under the name of Sunnysideman. Thanks to Deborah Harvey for introducing her.