Chasing Rainbows

These two pictures sum up my day.  It started with chasing rainbows for three hours on the journey to see my elderly father.  He lives alone, is getting very frail but his mind is still agile and he refuses to move closer to me.  So every couple of weeks we spend Sundays making the 6 hour (when the roads are clear) round trip to see him.  He doesn’t really like his routine being disturbed and after about an hour he has had enough and so we say goodbye.  By the time we left today the predicted stormy weather had arrived so the journey home was long, wet and windy.

I’m very thankful to be safely home again.


Children in need


Children in Need is upon us once again.  I’ve had a tricky day trying to convince  31 little Super Heroes to write stories. It would appear that Super Heroes are so busy they do not need to use capital letters and full stops!

On a more serious note this is event is very close to my heart.  I always end up in tears as I watch the remarkable young people who take up the One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.  Their reserves of courage, humour and strength of character, against all the odds, is humbling.   Congratulations to all involved.