(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday- Stumps and shoots

I walk past this tree stump every day on the way to work. Recently it’s started sprouting some shoots which are beginning to bud. A fitting metaphor really, the young shoots are M’laddo and the Wee Lass, the knackered old stump is me. 

Yes, I’m probably feeling a bit sorry for myself; my knees are clicking more I sprained my wrist the other week and its still not better and I have a bad cold.