Happy Easter everybody. The second Easter in lockdown. Who would’ve thought that, this time last year? It’s been tough, but now there is somehow a silver lining (which is quite fitting for the day that is in it – which all of you who believe, no doubt are feeling particularly strongly). And as someone who has grown up in the Christian tradition, I do feel it as well – with the day that is in it, and with the rejuvenation of nature around us. Our hens are laying eggs again, the spring flowers are out in the garden, and our pear tree is in full bloom. It makes me feel more hopeful for the future.
A day later than usual, here is this week’s round-up.
- Mininottingham celebrates a big massive Easter meal
- The Crucible and Uncle Vanya side by side. A collection of photos by richardarmitagefanpage
- This is gold! Astrovian has made a digi piece of fan art – of RA in a very special suit. LOL
- Thewarriorandtheking has compiled all of Thorin’s admirable characteristics and talents. *coughs*
- Even if this is the only take-away from UV, it’s definitely a fact. Posted by wordsflyupthoughtsremainbelow
- For all fans of Raybo de Vermille… eh… Raymond de Merville, here is a gif set by gifshistorical
- A Thorin fan art by niku30 that I liked
- He’s not seen that often, so here is Tom Cahalan, giffed by riepu10
- And a bit of wet Chop for good measure. Also by riepu10
- Hehe, love this little picture set (and almost a drabble) by thorntoncrusadepost. (Those tea sets are just the best.)
- Hey, look at at that!!! Mininottingham also comes with moving pictures!!!
- Put me on the list of kitchen staff!!! What a Guy Wants by nfcomics
- Ladyngisborne’s digi portrait of Guy
13… is a lucky number, right? Hope you have enjoyed that – preferably with an Easter egg and a cup of tea! 🐥
And before I go, just a little update here on Mr Guylty. Soooooo – he surprised me early on Friday morning with a phone call saying he was discharged from hospital. I picked him up and by 11am we were sitting at our kitchen table having breakfast together. He looked much better than he had before he went into hospital, and his breathing had stabilised and was not raspy and laboured anymore. While his lung disease will never go away, the hospital stay has meant we now know that he needs oxygen. To that end, a machine has been installed in our house that compresses and separates air into 91% oxygen. Although the prescription says he is to use the oxygen 24/7, Mr Guylty says that he actually occasionally feels “overdosed” by the oxygen. He feels he can do without constant oxygen supply and switches it off for meals and other times, so that gives him a level of independence back. We’ve also been given a couple of portable cylinders of oxygen. They come in a backpack and so he is able to go out rather than be confined to our home. While it was great that he was given a thorough check-through in hospital, he didn’t really get much rest there, and so the major benefit of being home is being able to sleep and relax. Overall, I can definitely tell that there is an improvement to what it was like two weeks ago, so I am happy and relieved. We’re nevertheless having to get to grips with the new set-up. It does not infringe *my* freedom at all, so I am not complaining at all. I just hope that Mr Guylty will get used to the fact that he needs the assistance of a machine. It’s not about the freedom we or he has *lost*, but we need to focus on what we or he *can* still do. We’re working on it 😊. But finally a big thank you to all of you for your prayers, vibes, light and best wishes. I do believe that the universe has taken it all into account, and has actually been kind to us.
Much Easter love,