Welcome back, good folk….
I hope you all are well. Yes, you, I’m talking to you!
I am currently poorly and have a few days off work so thought ‘Why not put some words on a virtual page?’, and that is what I am doing – just in case you weren’t aware. You were aware, weren’t you? I have an unidentified chest problem, and I won’t get the x-ray results for a few days yet. I find it is always good to be kept waiting for potential bad news. It’s this kind of thing that drives people to drink during the day on a weekday. Over the weekend doing so is socially accepted so that’s ok, right? RIGHT?
The weekend just gone was quite a rarity for me; I did not watch even one minute of football. We, yes I am part of a we, went away to cosmopolitan Plymouth for a few days. We had a nice weekend away from the big smoke that is London. We bought fish n chips for eight, for £40. I remember stressing as we queued to pay as I had only taken out £50, thinking we’d need nigh on double that. Alas, my stress turned to relief. Which in turn transformed to shock. My thoughts then turned to what it must taste like given the relative cost, despite the fact a pair of lesbians assured me that it was the best you could get in Plymouth. But one was pleasantly surprised by the taste, even more so by the portions – the fish was the length of my forearm. Yes, the length of my forearm is an official unit of measurement before anyone questions me.
All in all what the weekend taught us is that there is life outside of London, and that it’s good to get away from it all now and again.
In other ‘news’, Masterchef; The Professionals is back on our screens. Does anything beat watching a so called professional fail? I defy you to beat that feeling.
I bought a lot of things this weekend; A set of four mini-Port bottles; a set of four mini-bottles of malt whisky; and two books: Bellman & Black, A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield and Great Britain’s Great War by Jeremy Paxman. I love ghost stories and history books, and having never read anything by either author these books piqued my interest. Feel free to recommend ghost stories to me….. I’ll pen a few words on each once I read them.
That’s all for now.
For now, and always, goodbye and good mental health.