Friday, April 06, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

Still not 100% after the illness from hell the other week, I guess it's not too surprising that having spent a day in a room with someone with a bad cold, my weakened immune system said "hell yeah, bring it on!".

By Tuesday mid afternoon, I'm sneezing and snorting like a good 'un. How to be popular in an office eh? As the shivers increase and my nose streams and streams, I give in and head home early.

I so don't need to be ill again.

Sadly we don't always get what we want and my body seems to be lacking the strength to fight this off. The next two days are spent in bed with one of those 3 boxes of man size tissues a day type colds.

A particular low point has to be when, sat on the edge of my bed, I blew my nose so hard it went through to my ears, leaving me so completely dizzy that I fell off the bed.

Needless to say, I didn't make it to Book Group this week.

I did stare at the first page of Ian McEwan's Saturday for a while, but when you're ill you need comfort reading, so I confess I swapped it for a bit of Austen and dug out a copy of Pride and Prejudice. If you have to be stuck under a duvet, being stuck under there with Mr Darcy is the way to do it.

Happily today, I'm starting to feel a little better and popped out for 10 minutes today to get a paper etc.

Still need those guilty pleasures though. Maybe tomorrow I'll feel up to a trip to the shops to get Casino Royale on DVD...


sally said...

That reminds me..I saw Casino Royale at the cinema and enjoyed it. Then watxhed it again on the plane to Egypt and enjoyed it even more second time round. Good plot,story-line,script, acting..and daniel is brilliant as 007. So sorry, Merlin, we appear to disagree on this one....

Merlin said...

We must have seen different films, that is the only explanation. No-one could have seen the film I swa and say it had good plot, story-line, script and acting. no way.