We are just home from a visit to our local health centre for our second covid vaccines. It’s just under 12 weeks since the first one, so we should have a good bunch of antibodies surging through us soonish. It has been an astonishing piece of logistics for the NHS and seems to be on target so far.
In other news, it was our youngest grandson’s fifth birthday a couple of weeks ago. When asked what bird he would like for his card, he said, ‘the blue and red one’. We were all a bit puzzled but being a resourceful chap, the following day, he got the bird book out and showed his Mummy and Daddy what he wanted. It was a kingfisher. I was a little daunted as my first ever oil painting (aged about 13) was a kingfisher and I’m pretty sure I was much more proficient then than I am now. This proved to be correct, but hey I’m enjoying this journey.
You can see the result left. I really enjoyed doing it but am slightly annoyed that the head is too tall and round. It is obviously the very very rare “dome headed” kingfisher. In the meantime I’ve been attempting and failing to paint ducklings. No pictures as they really really are grim. You can’t always get what you want, as those great modern philosophers Keith Richards and Mick Jagger said!