It is surprising how expensive these courses are. There is a discount for senior citizens, and for people on benefits. I can't imagine how someone on benefits would be able to pay for a course anyway even at a discount.
I decided this was a good investment for my moral, and for hopefully being a bit more socialised. These courses start in late April for about 10 weeks. I am hoping that they will also inspire me to start painting more. I seem to have ground to a halt on the painting and general creative front. I didn't think not working would be so difficult. It is awful if you realy need a job for the money. I am just in a position where I don't need more money, but I have to make what I have go a long way.
These courses will have to be my 'luxuries' money for the next three months. I had better get as much as I can out of doing them. Make them realy good value, and get myself inspired to do lots of other things with my time.
It is a fantastic early spring day here, blue sky and a real warmth in the sun. I need to get out in the garden and see how much effort I can muster to dig another raised bed. I didn't do it yesterday. In fact I slept most of yesterday.
For some reason my right ankle that has a titanium plate in it hurt like I had twisted it badly. It was a bit swollen as well. This generally goes off after a bit. I broke my ankle really badly over 10 years ago, it had to be scraped up together and sealed with a plate. It took 6 months of physio to walk without a limp, and two years for it to get back all the feeling. I am very fortunate that it is as good as this, so the odd twinge is hardly a problem. The surgeon said the plate would have to stay in my ankle unless the screws came loose, at which point they would probably take it out. This is not a good operation to do unless it is essential.
I always expect to send the airport security off when I am checked, its odd to think of a bit of metal still in my ankle. I hardly think of it until a day like yesterday.