Thursday 29 November 2012

Thursday, bleuuuggghhhsday

Evening all
It was mighty chilly this morning, but the sun shone all day long which was delightful. There's still a lot of water about from the recent floods and the lanes were slippery under foot this morning with shiny ice.

It's been a funny sort of day, melancholic and reflective. I think the winter sunshine has something to do with it. The frost in the valley didn't thaw at all all day. Come to think of it, been a tough few days. Hannah being here cushioned the blow of Luke's return to uni and home is quiet again now for the next three weeks or so with just the three of us.

I never get lonely in the workshop, but I guess it's partly because of Hannah's company last week, which was really great fun, that I felt very much on my own today - not lonely, just alone. In fact, I didn't want company today, my head wasn't in the best of places. I came home in the last of the daylight to get the dinner on the table. I work too many long hours, then beat myself up for leaving work early, but I was all done in today and I was glad to come home. I feel fine now(even though I've just burned the dinner - oops!)
I managed to achieve a fair bit, mixed slip and glaze, (both jobs that I avoid as long as possible) and finished decorating little jugs. These bowls have a coat of nicely sieved black slip - I'll do the decoration on them tomorrow.
And these are the little jugs. They too will receive further coats of slip in the morning.

Hil managed to borrow a video camera for me until I can replace mine. Mine had become really temperamental before it finally died and used to frustrate me no end with its intermittent performance. I'd forgotten how well these little Flip cameras work when they do what they're supposed to do.

I enjoyed stitching this little film together this evening.

Off to pantomime rehearsal tonight, then, if all goes to plan, a glass of cider or two in the Half Moon afterwards, hurrah. Cheers all! 


ang design said...

oh the flip, such a tragic end to such an illustrious career

doug Fitch said...

Yes, it's a gonner :(

cookingwithgas said...

okay- sitting here in whynot and thinking you are reading my mind. Of course you are... I was pondering the words alone and lonely the other day. There are days I miss my life as a mother with my kids close at hand, then there are days I enjoy my days of just me and the old guy sitting 3 feet away. Those kids of mind will always live inside me.
I get it.

doug Fitch said...

Meredith, funny that we should be thinking the same way about the whole alone/loneliness thing. I think I just needed a cuddle really :)

I'm starting to get my head around the kids moving on - in some ways it's quite exciting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after all that hard work and to realise that Hil and I can go back to being just us again after all these years. We're going to Tokyo together in the spring - we've never had a chance to do things like that. It's great to see the boys finding their own lives -so it's a positive thing really, I know.

cookingwithgas said...

a trip away- it will be lovely.
I hope you, like we, rediscover the relationship in a new light.
It is just a new chapter in your book of life.
There is nothing like your own kids. You are at the place where it seems like they went from tykes to men in a blink of an eye.

Quietly Otaku said...

Those black slipped pots are so striking, it definitely feels like winter is here now!

Thomas L said...

(Shock) only one duck doug ?..

I hope he wasn't the burnt dinner!

Anonymous said...

Lonely and alone, two very different entities indeed.
You should miss your children as they grow and move away, it would be inhuman not too. Remember the joy of them and relish that on behalf on the many who yearn for what you have without being able to have it themselves.