More than six months has flown by and it is only now that I am able to raise my head and start life again. We have had so much going on for us family wise ..having a wedding, my son emigrating overseas to Cornwell and my daughter starting her studies at a college. We have managed  a by-pass heart op for my husband and are starting to look at the years ahead of us and future retirement. Has it come around so quickly?  We are seriously thinking of retiring in our flat in Cape Town, which would require serious down-sizing.

In the meantime, I have painted 31 days for October 2015 and have now started again with hopefully another set of pieces for the future show. I am working on drawings from my diaries and trying to make sense of them,  which is an exciting challenge.

It is good to be here – starting again.