Helen Eales’s Artwork

This morning I was engaged in several telephone conversations concerning my second knee replacement operation scheduled for two days time. Ten days or so ago I had been experiencing symptoms of what could have been a urinary tract infection soon after my satisfactory flexible cystoscopy. I understood that the operation could not be undertaken if I had an infection. I had therefore begun taking a series of antibiotics whilst awaiting the testing of a urine sample. Two days ago the result came informing that I had no infection. I stopped taking the tablets. Although the symptoms are still evident they have desisted somewhat. I have now been advised that it should be possible to go ahead with the surgery. Oh, joy.

Another session on ‘A Knight’s Tale’ involved extracting material from ‘Six Leg Byes’ and, including an illustration, from “I’ve Got To Go And Do It for Grandpa”.

In Milford on Sea this afternoon we visited our GP to order a repeat prescription; Sears Barbers for me to have a haircut; and the Community Centre to admire Helen’s pictures on display. The work has only been on the walls for few days, yet we were too late to see one which had already been sold.

Here are ‘Winter Willows Dreams of Warmer Days’ (Pen & Ink and Watercolor) and ‘Humming Bird’ (Watercolour);

‘Humming Bird’ alone;

‘Ferdinand The Frog’¬†(Watercolour);

‘Dragonfly on Willow’¬†(Watercolour);

and ‘Cottage Retreat’ (Pen & Ink).

This evening we dined at The Royal Oak where my choice of meal was a perfectly cooked, piled high, mixed grill; Jackie’s was a beef burger in a brioche bun with French fries, equally well cooked. I drank Merlot and Jackie drank Amstell. The pub is only four doors away, but we could have done with being carried home.



  1. Nice Pics of Helen’s Artwork. Good luck on your upcoming 2nd knee replacement. Hope all goes well. I am sure you’ll keep us updated on your progress.

  2. Best wishes on your surgery, I have sent a prayer up for you for quick and complete healing. The watercolor of the dragonfly is completely amazing!

  3. Good luck with the next surgery. at least this time you have a realistic idea of what you might expect. Or perhaps I should say personal knowledge of what to expect. That little hummingbird is endearing.

  4. That is impressive artwork. I wish you the best for the transformation of your other knee, notwithstanding temporary hiccups of infections.

  5. Lovely artwork. I would’ve bought Fendinand. Hope the op goes well and you’re soon back on your feet.

  6. I had similar symptoms a couple of months ago. The doctor said to do nothing. He reckoned it was either male thrush which disappears quickly of its own accord or perhaps just nerves and worry about a symptom caused by my own worrying. It was No 2.

  7. Hope the other symptoms do dissipate, and good luck with the surgery. As others have said, you will know what to expect this time. Helen’s work is lovely–precise, but delicate. I think I also like the hummingbird best. It’s convenient to have a pub so close that you can stumble–oops, I mean walk home afterward. 😉

  8. Lovely work by Jackie’s talented sister. Thank you for sharing. We’ll all be thinking of you tomorrow. Sending my best juju for a great result with a bit less work than last time. <3

  9. Sounds like you have mixed feelings about the second knee replacement operation! I’m glad it is on course, though, so you can get it out of the way.

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