Good grief Ken! Oh, you mean my two wheeled Puki scooter, I guess. Its very useful because it has a shopping basket on the handlebars and carrying heavy bags tends to misbalance me.
My big story of the moment, though, is that I have ditched acrylic painting in order to go back to my favoured oils. I was worried about the solvents, David was even more so, but everything about oil paints is so much better: the colours, the texture, the speed of drying or lack of it, everything. David could tell I was unhappy, knew I painted better with oils, but finally he couldn't see any reason not to use them,because I only ever over used solvents when doing decorative finishes: fake marbling, fake oak paneling, that sort of thing. It made me money, but I didn't enormously enjoy it.
When painting canvases, I used just cold-pressed linseed oil and natural distilled turpentine sometimes mixed with dammar varnish to make a glazing medium. For cleaning brushes I have just now discovered a lemon oil based "turpentine substitute" so I'm going to try that.
I also have a mobile air filter/ioniser which I will use.
When I have got the new colours I need and spring cleaned my studio I'm also going to take up learning my 'cello again, decided after reading an article about myelin in this months Scientific American. Learning new things is good for keeping your brain plastic, especially learning something like a musical instrument.
But thank you, both of you for saying nice things. Makes me feel better about forgetting it was mother's day here yesterday, being so wrapped up in other things.
I'll look forward to seeing how Kim is getting on.