My heart has been full of emotion today and now is full of love and delight. My partner Steve is away in Western Australia at present on a locum. He rang this morning to say that his eldest daughter's waters had broken. She is 32 weeks pregnant. She and her husband were down in Melbourne for the weekend to watch the Australian Open tennis ....... (nothing like a family being spread around Australia).
Hence the heartache - which has since turned to joy as we now have a premi little baby boy in the family and mother and child are both doing well. Just a very long way from home! It will be about four weeks till they are allowed back up to Queensland so I should be able to have a peek just as we leave for our overseas adventure. The baby was due to be born while we were in Spain so really, a couple of thousand kilometres is a great deal closer.
And Velma, if you are looking at these images - yes, I have suddenly felt the need for some rich colour in my life too and not only did this glorious blue find its way into these photographs, the same colour has found its way into some of my very 'earthy' work in the last couple of days!