This has not been a great week. Many things have hampered the writing of a new blog post, but mainly the complete lack of decent material. D was struck down by a nasty virus on Tuesday evening which he generously passed on to me by Thursday rendering me incapable of keeping my eyes open for more than 45 minutes at a time. This had a bit of an affect on my ability to read a proper book. However, happily, on Wednesday I had dragged the poor mite out on a trip to get cat food and since he shares my bookworm habits, we indulged ourselves in a rare trip to the bookshop for books to sustain us in our hour of need. He found a Humphrey the Hamster book he hadn’t read, I found a Jenny Colgan that I hadn’t read – everyone was happy 🙂 What’s more I had a book about someone opening a mobile bookshop – what could be better? I have a massive soft spot for the latest batch of Jenny Colgan novels. She writes lovely little books about women following their dreams and falling for boys. They are usually funny, happy and sad by turns and eminently readable. In short – just what you need when you are feeling like crap and want a book-cuddle.
Things have not improved from there. O developed a nasty vomiting bug so I had both of them sick, I caught D’s virus and got knocked out for 3 days, as D and I both started to recover and we got out a bit with only the occasional emission and much whinging from O, he was obviously incubating, as he then came down with D’s virus and has been a hopeless sleepy radiator for a few days.
As a result I have spent much of the last few days either cleaning up after one child, being whined at by another, wanting to sleep or being very very bored and wondering when I might get my lovely, noisy, zany children back again. I’m hoping that things are looking up and I might manage a proper post next week, but in the meantime here are some top 5s.
My top 5 books to read when I feel rubbish, in no particular order:
1. Passing Glory by Reay Tannerhill
2. The Tall Pines Polka by Laura Landvik
3. Katherine by Anya Seton
4. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
5. Anything by Jenny Colgan from Cupcake Cafe onwards
My top 5 movies to watch when I feel rubbish:
1. Star Wars
2. Definitely Maybe
3. Wonder Boys
4. When Harry Met Sally…
5. Beautiful Girls
What are yours?