Some photos (Update)


Unfortunately, my vintage 1990’s Paloma Picasso glasses broke – due to old age – while they were trying to fit in my new lenses. But I am happy that they offered me another pair (above photo; description: medium sized, roundish-squarish, ombre frames, navy at the top running down to see-through shell-pink at the bottom) which I picked out and chose, after seeing one of the staff wearing them! for no extra. Officially the others weren’t allowed insurance so this was great customer service.



As you can see in the above photos, John got new glasses too! We always go to the opticians, doctors and dentists together. Which isn’t as romantic as it sounds, it’s just easier that way with my mobility problems and him not driving 😉 but, ironically, we usually have a good time, probably because we’re not sitting in front of the noisy box with the moving pictures which John adores… Description: John’s glasses are glossy black and make him look like a Pro Writer


Dear Grandad built his own summerhouse back in the ’80’s when I was a kid. When he passed on Dad took his summerhouse and put it up in our garden; it’d be him who’d paint it every few years to keep it looking smart and to protect the wood, but he’s not with us anymore. With my damaged hip and back I can’t do that much but I had a go at painting the summerhouse this early autumn – because it was either try or let the summerhouse die. It is already falling apart and needs nailing in places and the window frames fixing with sealant and wooden strips. I mostly sat down to sand and then paint it and for no longer than 2 x hours. Every morning, first thing. The Cuprinol ‘Cedar’ although advertised as a deep-red goes on neon-orange and dries to rust. Strange that. Even Twiglet (photo right) had to inspect. sft_bday_280217_01 I’ve still got the right side to do, and John, the high and awkward bits. I want it finished before the really wet and snowy weather comes.

I love my mum’s ‘Toad In The Hole’, a sausage and batter dish. Mine, made in September, is not as good as hers – the batter came out too thick, perhaps because of using almond milk instead of diary? (Too much diary annoys my allergies). Photos below.




Healthwise, I have another MRI, this time for my hip, scheduled later this month. My physio (chiro in some countries) believes I have a labral tear. Something that should have been done 11 years ago…

Want to see some flowers?


This one guards the front door 😉

The other flowers are coming in the next post. Hope to see you then!

Love Faith + Oscar Dandelion + Pack xo




Copyright Faith McCord 2018

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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9 Responses to Some photos (Update)

  1. You both look great with the new glasses! I hope something can be done about your hip, though.

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  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    As long as I can still hear the happiness in your posting the rest doesn’t matter…we can’t always control our bodies like we think we should…but that’s life telling us let go…and that to a person who is in pain everyday is not easy..even these so,cold Dr who they want to believe they have a heart.DON’T.and you want to know why cause they hate to admitt they lost someone who they can’t fix…its the human eliminate of being a Dr..and trust me they don’t like to admit it
    As Sheldon Yoursly

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    • If it is a labral tear in my hip joint and can be operated on to make me better, I would be overwhelmed with happiness. There are times when I don’t have hope because of the medical neglect and pain; pain, as you know yourself, wears you down despite best efforts at keeping afloat. Love to you and yours and little Lily xo (I think this is your sweet dog’s name?)


      • sheldonk2014 says:

        I hate Dr today especially when they can’t tell what’s going on and I have to find it out from another Dr…i have this dementia that comes from my years of depression it’s called pseudo dementia I had to hear from regular Dr instead of hearing from the shrink who I’ve been telling her all along about these episodes I’ve been having..another brick in the wall..big hugs Faith and yes her name is lilly and she’s sitting here with me

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      • Gosh, why on earth not?! Yes, the psychiatrist should have told you that. Some (not all) of these doctors seem to play with us patients as if it’s some kind of perverse game. Talk about God complex!

        I’m sorry to hear of the dementia.

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      • sheldonk2014 says:

        They like playing God even if they are not good at it

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  3. Hells yes! I want to see some flowers. Great glasses! And sounds typical you go do stuff together. I miss thst so much about being single. It instead I do things ‘with-myself’. Maybe you could I plummet a whip instead of sand and paint? Can John not do it? I vote John. Cheers,H

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