Hello, how are you? Hope you’re all well. Sorry I’ve not been around lately. I’ve had the Dreaded Lurgy aka a really bad cold that’s been doing the rounds here in Central Scotland. My poor son brought it into the house and, just when I thought I had managed to skip it, it whammied me from the side. He was off school with it for most of last week and is a lot better now. I got it a few days later. Anyway, today I’m feeling better and starting to get back into doing stuff.
Because I’ve been almost housebound over the last week to ten days, I haven’t been doing anything much other than watching tv and reading. Over the weekend, when the cold was reaching its crescendo, I binge-watched The Hobbit trilogy again. I love fantasy and love those films. I’ve been watching Gavin and Stacey again. I tried the US version of Ghosts. Watched three episodes and gave up on it. Not a patch on the UK one, I’m afraid. It just felt flat compared to the original.
I finished reading Denise Mina’s excellent Rizzio. It’s about the night Mary, Queen of Scots’ secretary, David Rizzio, is brutally murdered. It’s full of darkness and tension, and there is the ‘will they, won’t they’ as to whether the perpetrators will also kill the pregnant Queen. It’s superb. I recommend it. If you love history, if you love tales of bloodthirsty murders, this is the book for you.
Right, I’m going to finish up now. Still not 100%, so finishing while I’m winning. That last image is of my Yorkie, Casper watching guinea pigs on my daughter’s i-pad. He’s obsessed with it. He has his favourite videos and harasses her until she puts in on for him. He also enjoys dancing fruit, small parrots (not cockatoos – they frighten him) and some K Pop bands. It’s like living with a telly addicted toddler.
Til next time.