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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Night mares

Putting a new spin on a night-mare, I've had another vivid dream about a horse. Now then, in real life, I'm a bit scared of horses if truth be told. I wouldn't choose to ride one and if I saw one coming down the street, I'd run back indoors and wait for it to pass. Well, you never know when a horse might do that.

But I digress.

Last time I had a dream about a horse, this happened. And in my dream this week, the most vivid for months and I can recall every detail, I was riding the horse through country lanes where I came upon Bernard Cribbins and a packet of custard creams.

Yes, but what does it all mean?

Coronation Street Weekly Update, October 26 '09

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.

This week the update comes with Miss Scarlett in the living room with the candlestick.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yorkshire Puddings

These aren't mine, just a picture I picked up on the web but I'll making some later today for our Sunday dinner. Proper Yorkshire puddings are one of the top ten 10 baking wonders of my world.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New hair, New me/ME

A much needed haircut landed on me today, it's short and fab. The ill person who's been staring back at me from the mirror for the last few weeks has now left the building.

Anyway, I'm on the mend now, back at work part-time for a further two weeks until recovery is complete. The GP says it's Post-Viral Syndrome so of course the first thing I did was Google when I came home from the surgery. Post-Viral Syndrome is also called Chronic Fatigue Sydrome, better known as M.E. It's a slow recovery; let's just say it seems like it'll be a long time before I run to catch a bus again.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Go Compare! Go Compare!

I'm the least likely person to use an insurance comparison website because, you know, insurance is dull and the less I can have to do with it, the better. But still the Go Compare! Go Compare! jingle jangles in my brain and I have to admit I do like it. It won't make me look at the site but I've started making my own words up to create a new Go Compare! song, it's got me that hooked. Admittedly I haven't got much further than Go Compare! Cut Your Hair! but still, it's a start.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Favourite fruit

My favourite fruit has been in the shops for weeks but is only fully in season now. By 'eck, they're expensive though.

Sky Arts

My new fave TV channel is Sky Arts. And my new favourite telly programme on said channel is Art Race. Set in the US, it's a reality TV show with two artists, one working from NY to LA and the other one LA to NY. They're only allowed to barter paintings for food and lodgings. I'd love to see it work in the UK.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn in the garden

Some wonderful pictures taken today of the turning of the leaves in our garden as autumn sets in.

And summer flowers still bloom.

And the birds haven't nicked all of the grapes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Julie Walters autobiography

Curled up on the sofa with a mug of tea and Julie Walters' book has been a joy this week. It's a nice, easy read, full of funny anecdotes. Well worth picking up in your local bookshop.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Perfect face for radio

STOP PRESS: I have had to pull out of the radio interview as I'm not well enough to do it.

Yikes. I'm being interviewed on the wireless by BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday 13th October at 7am. They're broadcasting from the Coronation Street set and want to speak to a Corrie fan which is where I come in. They're sending a radio car and everything. Now that'll have the neighbours talking.

Treacle treat

So, what's a girl to do when she's been sick for weeks, is finally on the mend and wants to treat herself before she returns to the office on Monday?

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Exhibit A:

Smothered in Exhibit B:

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Beer groggles

In this whole crapola of an illness, I haven't had a drink since August 28th. Not that I've been counting the days, but, you know.

When I get well I am looking forward to enjoying one of these.

Virusus R Us

Well, I'm here again. I'm still not back to full health and still off work on the sick but am going to attempt another return next week. The doc says it's a virus which I'm beginning to think is med-speak for: "We haven't got a clue, dear".

The cure, the doc keeps telling me every time I turn up at her surgery in a state of distress, is to rest. But I've rested until a girl can rest no more and still I'm suffering burning pains all over my body and a temperature so high it makes my forehead hot enough to fry an egg on. I know because I've tried. Oh, and my legs wobble when I stand. And yes, I've had a blood test which turned out fine.

Is there a doctor in the blog?

Anyway, books I've read while off work sick include Mystery Man by Colin Bateman which was very funny and had me chuckling on the sofa. And Flying Under Bridges by Sandi Toksvig which wasn't as funny as I'd hoped and expected but very good all the same.

I'm heading back to the health centre tomorrow to get the once-over from matron. Will blog again as and when.
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