Sunday, September 7, 2008

Magnolias. Magnificent.

These magnificent magnolias have unfurled in my office
Creamy, pink and sculptural.
A  wonderful way to welcome my new job.

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung ... the grass has riz  etc
And so has my hay fever.
That itchy throat and scratchy tongue has been waking me the last few mornings.
Followed the sneezes.
Looks like it could be a bad season.
When we were in France two years ago in Spring ...  same thing ...  
I needed some hay fever spray for my nose - but try translating that into French!
After miming, sneezing and scratching at my throat, James came to my rescue.
He offered Malaise de printemps - sickness of spring.
There was the ah-ha moment in the pharmacy and all was well.