Monday, 25 July 2011

How to avoid damaging your lobelia

This was going to be my 'Silent Sunday'* pic - a lovely Pimms in the sun - but Sunday wasn't quite so silent... what with the screaming in the undergrowth.

It started with me innocently trimming my foliage. I was standing on a plastic garden chair, giving my clematis a good tug**...
...when one of the legs fell off (the chair's not mine) - sending me plummeting three feet.

It could have been nasty - I could have landed on the red-hot poker** or crushed my lobelia**. But don't worry - the broken pointy corner of the chair broke my fall.

So I've sprained my good blogging wrist and what's more...

suffered this magnificent bruise and swelling in my general buttock area.

I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be posting this sort of picture on the internet.

It's the thin end of the wedge.

p.s. spookily, as I was recovering (which did involve another Pimms, and a gin and tonic just to be sure) the recliner broke as well!

I live in fear of all seating now... waiting for number 3...

but sofa so good.

* Linky where you just post a picture which speaks for itself, no title, no caption.

** Not a euphemism


  1. This sort of picture is a bit extreme on a Monday morning.

    *Goes off for another cold shower*

  2. Wow! Looks like you are lucky it wasn't worse! So glad your Lobelia's still intact...

    Recommend you stay on sofa and apply more Pimms..

  3. Ouch! I would definitely stay at ground level if I were you!

  4. Oww! Glad you didn't break anything.

  5. That's an impressive bruise! I fell off my bike a few weeks ago, and bruised my ribs. Didn't look anything like as good as yours....

  6. Ouch. I think a soft chair and non-alcoholic drinks for you!

    Ellie Garratt

  7. Oh gosh, and now you're posting pictures of your buttocks on the interweb!

  8. Well, that'th a thight for thore thighth. (Pleathe excuthe me: I'm afraid I don't have too many teeth at the moment.)

  9. Dave - actually it's much worse now - I'm thinking of doing daily progress shots. But with your plumbing aren't ALL your showers cold?

    MsCaroline - exactly what I did!

    Jinksy - I know!

    Joanne - The recliner was at ground level!

    Maria - I did break my personal record number of comments by putting it on Facebook (or Buttockbook, as it shall henceforth be called)

    Martin - Bruise envy! 8-p

    Ellie - Nurse! bring more cushions!

    TB - I know... who'd have thought?

    Chrithtopher - You thould thee the thithe of it now! Maybe a little chicken thoop would help?