Todays#bandofsketchers prompt, dreaming.

What on earth do you draw? I tried to think, but dreams are so ephemeral and hard to remember. They are fantastical and sometimes full of bizarre images. But I decided to draw a simple dream of a cat scooping up a fish… Hopefully it falls plop! Back into the pond!

Ordering online

I don’t usually buy things over the Internet. But a couple of weeks ago I saw an advert for a company who were closing because of the pandemic. I felt sorry for them so ordered a few things. Now I have no idea when they will arrive, I’m just not very observant about these things. I think that I should be OK because my payment was covered by insurance.

But now I’ve heard that I may have to pay tax when the items arrive. Since Brexit there is VAT or tarrifs to pay because we have left Europe! I might not bother to buy things on line again.

Dizzy morning!

My world was spinning like a planes propeller, or a turning bike wheel, this morning. If I opened my eyes the room was going round and round the vertical at about two revolutions a second. Nausea swept over me and I felt hot and sweaty.

I don’t know if it was something I ate, or if it was vertigo, but I have had a sore throat for days so I think it’s something to do with that. The last time I had it I ended up in Accident and Emergency for the afternoon.

When I needed to use the bathroom my hubby had to lead me because I had to keep my eyes closed, I’ve never felt so strange as this. Closing my eyes helped. I won’t say how ill it made me.

Now after a few hours sleep I feel slightly better. The spin cycle seems to have subsided!

Thoughts?

I just saw this meme or whatever it is on Facebook and had to ‘borrow’ it. It was actually on someone’s memories from four years ago but it was spoken by Tom Baker as The Doctor as it says in 1977. Perhaps he, or the writer of the episode had time travelled to the twenty first century. Of course George Orwell came to much the same conclusions in his novel 1984. (Which was actually written in 1948).

Fake News or propaganda is everywhere. I just think we should be more cautious about what appears on the Internet…..

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Virtual sketch out…

Enjoyed the virtual sketch out today with #uskstoke ! I drew our house off Google maps, it was too cold and wet to stand outside. Anyone who knows where I live knows my views out of the house are limited so I drew two other places I know from photos too! Oh how I wish I could get out more…. They are Gladstone pottery museum and Penkhull church. Both drawn as snowy scenes so at least they look a bit like the weather today….

Pattern

One thing my very old phone had was a series of patterns thar you could draw with and fill in areas. As the phones improve and give you more options, you also can lose some of the raw ideas that helped you create something new.

I have lots of tools that I can use now, but I tend to stick to one or two of them that give me what I want. Maybe new phones might have some of these retro ideas?

Fun with words

I do a five word challenge every week with a blogger called Esther Chilton (she also does a weekly limerick challenge).

I enjoy it because I can have fun with words. Today’s word was biscuit for the five word challenge.

My first sentence was:

‘Seabiscuit was a winning racehorse.’

What sentences would you come up with? Would they be funny or sad? It could be ‘He choked on a biscuit?’ Do you take the biscuit?