I'm afraid I've been hors de combat for a few days. I think I ate something that wasn't quite cooked or fresh or something. You remember Kane on that spaceship, just before the alien burst out of his body? I have been feeling a bit like that.
It hasn't been a good time
to attend two formal dinners and two more Christmas parties. But I
struggled through. What's the good of entering the Christmas season if
you have to cut down on things like pork pies and wine!!! And if I see
another cup of camomile tea, I might throw it through the window.
things are still not quite right, but I think I might give up
everything planned for this weekend and take it easy for a couple of
days. When here, it's been a hot infusion of some sort and off to bed.
There's worse ways to spend Christmas I suppose.
before last I was over in Kent. Wonderful Japanese dinner (that's the
second this Christmas. I think it's the recession - everyone
economising with fish). Then I think I played bridge for 3 days. Bit
of a blur that part. But here's me receiving my second prize during the
event. Two prizes! You should see my face!! Then
I had to make a presentation to the Board at my local charity. They
accepted everything I said. Hooray! So more celebrating necessary now .
. . Probably more work too. What have I let myself in for?
weekend I was up in Croydon. I then had to catch a bus from there at
some unearthly hour of the morning to take me to a conference in
conference was great - 200 walkers sharing stories and advice ('don't
forget your boots', 'keep away from the cliff edge', 'that wine's better
than that one'. You can see I learned well). Anyway, only time to
take one pic. This is from my room at sunset. Lovely, isn't it.
round today which was nice, if time consuming. Then tomorrow and
Friday a couple more parties. It must be nearing Christmas by now. I
don't really understand what's happening this year. We might go away
for next Christmas to get away from all this; it's far too festive for
Anyway, that's me up to date. I'll try to get back online in
a day or two. As Sally Phillips would say on Miranda, 'Bear with, bear