Our Daughter J said they lost power for 5 hours last night. We live 5 minutes north of her, & we didnt lose power at all. A lot of rain fell, & our back patio area was awash, & this morning there was further heavy rain.
Little SG went off to school in the rain, this morning happy as a lark, according to his father. We have our car back until Sunday. The lawnmower was returned too, & I was told it has spent the night in their dining room- a room they dont use, I might add!
Here are 2 cheery photos of the little gardens Mrs Nice Neighbour makes. She keeps her eye out for little items to make the gardens, & also grows all the plants herself. They make a nice change from the dingy dull grey day we have had today!
This one is a little Fountain Garden she made.
This one is a little Tea Pot garden. Very cute,
Since I have been taking photos for the Blog, I have noticed a lot of details on things, I may never otherwise have noticed for myself.
Last evening I walked into the bathroom, & saw this soft creamy moth lying on the tiles. On picking it up, I was struck by the wonderful colourings on the wings. This is a very badly focused photo, but the gold glowed with realistic gold glisters, & I didn't notice, until I looked closely.
It is probably a waste of time posting this, but you can see the spotted effect, a little. I tried to enhance it, or change it, but had no luck, & I could not get another photo, as the moth fell off my hand & disappeared.
I have noticed there has been another Formerly Elevated Sporting Hero, in the
nonsense news. This idiot, whom I will call Willie Numnutz, was once a much lauded Hero of some goofy ball sport. He was much photographed, was called handsome, & in the end he believed his own publicity.
He presented at the Sports Gala events, wearing one or other glamour puss on his arm. Eventually he was married to one of the pusses, or she may have even been his only Puss, at that time, & they were much photographed by the media, & said to be a "Golden Couple". Royalty of his particular code of balls.
The Gold Crown fell off when he was caught out, cheating with his 'Best Mate's Wife'. Princess Puss moved out. In Laws threatened beatings. Best Mate ran for cover, Best Mate's Wife hid out in the country.
Many Crocodile Tears were shed on public TV interviews, the whole sordid & sad affair was hashed & rehashed on slow media days. Juicy details kept coming to the surface. Spa pools, sneaky fumblings under the nose of spouses. It seemed the media were whipped into a frenzy, of wonderful quirky, kinky snippets, to be released slowly, so as to prolong the Public's lust for the Low Down Dirt. No doubt the Womens magazines had field days, courting exclusive interviews with the perpetrators of the Dirty Deeds. The Wounded Innocent, I am sure, featured prominently, & told their Side of The Story. I don't really know about that, as I don't buy or read those magazines, even in the wating rooms of Dentists & Doctors.
The Hero made tearful promises, when hauled over the coals by his Code. The I-don't-know-what-came-over-me, I-am-very-sorry-&-love-Princess-Puss-more-than-life, & Would-never-put-the-Game-into-disrepute-or-shame. (Though, to me, what the Hell the Code is doing, poking it's nose into the bedrooms, & knickers of the Players, rather defies explanation.) Fines were paid to the Club, I think, the Princess Puss came back to the marriage bed. All was seemingly forgiven.
But the Cracks in the Persona of Willie Numnutz had begun. They had merely been plastered over, or caked in a layer of heavy Max Factor. It was not long before Numnutz was at it again, with some other Puss. This time Princess Puss left for good. More juicy stories for the media to slather over.
I haven't followed the Numnutz saga fully. I have gaping holes in my knowledge of the story. He is however, back in the Media Spotlight. Another Miss Puss has been assaulted. Another Player in The Code has been assaulted- I think- as I say, my knowledge is shakey here.
Last night as I watched his ever balding image on the screen, I wondered how much blame should be attached to media, & a ghoulish public, for helping to create this 'monster'. He was lauded & lifted to false heights. He was made to believe he was 'Special' by continued publicity. As he spiralled into deeper & deeper murk, it seemed he craved attention, more & more. I think his Ball skills in the Code fell off. He was Let Go.
Is it ever really fair to elevate the players in these Codes to the ludicrous heights they are lifted? Their feet, after all are made of clay, just as ours are. Is the public just as guilty as the Press for creating these hideous monsters.
All because they happened to have a little talent in one part of their life.
I suppose it is akin to the movie world & the poor hunted creatures there, who become increasingly bizarre, & finally lose the plot.
Crowded House, Don't Dream It's Over.