Glorious sunny morning - a group of smiling pansy faces (well they are a bit like faces aren't they?) greet me when I look out of the window from my computer - what a difference the sun makes. Maybe we like it even more because we don't see it every day; I guess it could be very wearing if one lived in the Tropics.
I have just read in The Times about a couple of 'famous actors' and it has sent my mind scooting off at a tangent. What exactly constitutes 'famous' these days? On TV we get 'Celebrity antiques Road Trip', 'Celebrity Mastermind' and the like. I don't watch all that much TV and I no longer go to the cinema (can't negotiate steps and in any case I have no longer anyone to hold hands with when the lights go down). But one thing is for sure - I rarely, if ever, 'know' the Celebrities involved in these programmes. Is it just me?
So - back to these two 'famous' folk. They were caught in the park somewhere in London walking with Mr Kitty (their rescue cat) - he was sitting in a 'giant pet papoose' strapped to the chest of one of the pair. He appeared to be enjoying looking out of an 'astronaut's observation bubble'.
This triggered off a memory that sometimes a lady with two Dachshunds walks past with one of the dogs sitting in a pram. The lady looks to be a walker (stands up straight, long strides, head held high etc.) and the breed have very short legs. So it begs the questions a) two identical dogs - is it always the same dog in the pram - or do they alternate to give their little legs a rest? Or b) is one of them an invalid?
And this triggers off a thought about what makes one be seen as 'eccentric'? For twelve hours or so my old, no longer any use, armchair sat at the bottom of my drive waiting to be picked up by the Council for disposal. A friend who called the next day told me her husband drove past and saw it and presumed I had had it put there so that I could sit in it and chat to passers by. Really?? Po-faced me, sitting at the roadside waiting for someone to stop and chat? Me in an old armchair?? No way - not until I reach my dotage and then they would have to engage wild horses to get me down the drive.