Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’
Wednesday January 31st 2018
Thoughts of the summer in Highbury Park assail me. Way back when life was drifting along nicely, I took these photos of Isis in Highbury and made some notes of thoughts I had.
Sometimes, you return from your walk knowing that your dog hasn’t had a brilliant time because she had to hang around on her lead while you’ve been yattering to your mates.
Sometimes this summer, Isis has been afraid of the bright sun and shadows and hasn’t enjoyed herself at all.
But this turns out to be a magical day.
I release her from her lead and immediately she begins to race around a clump of trees and shrubs.
HANG ON! WHASSAT?! ERK! DAMNED SUN.
There really is magic in Highbury Park.
Must be the fairies.
The fairies, of course, live in fairy sized houses. You can judge the size of this one by comparing its front door with the sycamore keys, and the tiny blue and silver stars which a child must have left.
The one below is slightly larger. Perhaps a bigger family lives here. What do you call a baby fairy: a fairilet, a fairifant?
Sadly, the fairy houses’ doors are tightly locked. And no-one I know has ever seen a fairy enter or exit his or her home.
Apparently, there are two more fairy homes in the park. Isis and I will search for them when we can go to Highbury again.
Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk
*Hospital again today, this time for a doctor to check hand and foot joints, then Doctor S. to discuss my horrible Methotrexate prescription. After this, X-Rays of chest, hands and feet. When these are done, The radiographer ‘phones the results through to Dr. S who tells me it’s OK to begin taking the Methotrexate once a week. You can choose the day you take it. I decide to take it at midnight on Sunday, so I can go to bed before the side effects hit me.
Then off to the pharmacy to pick it up with all the other stuff needed to stop it destroying my system (my observation, not the official one).
So on Sundays it’ll be the Methotrexate, on Mondays Folic Acid, and seven days a week, steroid, calcium, Omeprazole, and vitamin D. Can’t wait.