May 2014 has not been a good month.
1. I am under threat of redundancy – initially they got it wrong and told me I was redundant, before rescinding it – for now!
2. I have broken my foot. In fact, it has been hurting me on and off for ages but got very painful and swollen at the beginning of May so I gave in and went to A&E where they told me it was broken – and has been for some time. I now have a very attractive velcro boot to hold it all in place and am not allowed to put weight on it. And did I mention the pain?
3. Big fire in the Old Town which at one point apparently threatened to engulf the whole town. Six neighbours are now homeless, one jumped from two floors up in a burning building and has serious injuries as a result. Several businesses have been closed because the damage is too extensive for the buildings to be safe to use – and yes, of course one of those is the gallery where The Painter is currently showing his work.
We are coming to the conclusion that the gods hate us.
Here’s a picture of some of the damage
Just in case you thought I was making it up!