Peeling onions is the best description to get to my hip, then one needs to reverse the process … well I do (you don’t have to worry!): exercise those muscles and repair that invasion.
The hip looks smart … and that extra inch is well supported into the femur … but is causing me to slow down and concentrate on healing … I’m using one stick again at times … so I balance the pelvis properly (the sticks were adjusted) … if anyone wants to know I have: an “uncemented ceramic total hip ... with an extra inch added”
… I can now drive and shower, both of which are bliss ... but I can’t get to my tootsies – that extra inch takes them out of stretching bounds … and I can’t thus, by myself, put socks on.
|Looking from Beachy Head end towards the|
pier at low tide
A friend came through and we went off to shop for some shoes that didn’t need socks – incredibly we found a pair … sort of furry lined (shoes and not boots) – which will do for now – til I can reach my toes.
|Pevensey Bay - Eastbourne is bottom|
left (unmarked) ... but you can see the
coastline today and how far inland the sea
reached in William the Conquerors day (1066)
We had walked into town and as it was such a lovely sunny day we carried on to the pier … sitting in the tea rooms, enjoying the views of Pevensey Bay … reminding me of last year’s A-Z Aspects of British Coasts.
|Limpets on the groynes at Eastbourne|
I posted about gripping limpets in my G for Grippers, I forInside a Rock Pool and finally in my Z for tidal zones … but little did we know that ten months’ later … the New Scientist would report that the molluscs’ tiny teeth are made from the strongest biological materials known to man … absolutely fascinating …?? Ask me more and I’ll add it in the comments …
|The Great Fire by an anonymous|
artist (c 1670): Ludgate in flames with
St Paul's in the distance
Going on to J for jewellery – the Cheapside Hoard: proper post coming up next – I came across Samuel Pepys’ buried parmesan … in my book on the jewellery … it says that Samuel Pepys stepped gingerly over the still smouldering ashes of Cheapside a few days after the Fire of London in 1666, Goldsmith’s Row had gone – leaving a treasure waiting to be rediscovered in 1912: the Cheapside Hoard.
|Samuel Pepys said "it made|
him weep to see it"
Pepys had evacuated his home as best he and his servants were able to … Pepys finally taking a barge out along the river … the fire took a couple of days to burn westwards – the house survived the fire … but his diary never recorded what happened to his beloved Parmesan.
|Pasta in a cheese wheel -c/o Love from Italy|
For some reason he buried his wine and Parmesan cheese in a hole in the garden … why? Well Parmesan was very valuable back then … and Pepys burying his round of cheese was the equivalent of burying a gold bar today … see more here: A Man and His Cheese …
Finally to The Horse Exhibition at Woking I had hoped to go and visit – I decided after my check-up that was a trip too far … so resisted … but here is what we missed:
|c/o The Lightbox exhibition site|
Eight million horses, mules and donkeys died in the First World War and this exhibition will honour these brave creatures who suffered the same appalling conditions as their soldier companions.
The exhibition will explore how the horse was depicted in war, both heroically and as beast-of-burden, by some of the leading British artists of the day, including William Roberts, Sir Alfred Munnings and Lucy Kemp-Welch.
|War Horse puppets c/o The Lightbox exhibition site|
A social history display will look at the care and training of the horse and local effects of the requisition of horses during the war.
The film “Summer in February” (based on the novel by Jonathan Smith) – wasn’t the best – but it depicts the early Munnings, before he was President of the Royal Academy, as an uncouth bohemian, along with other aspiring artists from the Lamorna and Newlyn Schools of Art. It was filmed in Cornwall in the winter of 2012.
|What I hope my skin will look|
- repaired and recovered in due
course .. if I take care!
|Parmesans in store|
All’s well here – another sunny day has dawned … and I’m off to the Social History group … posts to follow before the A-Z: Cheapside Hoard, Eastbourne Ancestors, and more on the Art and Conflict artists …
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