Thank you, thank you, dear friends, one and all, for your very kind comments about my lovely new bag.
Having a new handbag is always a weird experience. A woman's bag is her constant companion as it contains everything she needs to survive, and, like shoes or the man in your life, you get used to it, its little ways, how it hangs, etc. So when you get a new one, much like new shoes or a new man, you have to break it in, work out the best way to display such item to its best advantage, mould it to your way of doing things.
I'm still not used to mine though. A handbag gets most used when it accompanies you out of the house on errands, visits, trips. I have left the house precisely once since last Friday.
I knew it couldn't last - that high you get after an especially good birthday. Like I said in my previous post, I'm used to bad things happening on my birthday and, once again, the Gods didn't let me down this year. I woke up on the morning of my birthday with a bit of a scratchy throat, a bit like I'd smoked too many fags the night before, but seeing as how I gave up coffin nails 14 years ago now, I knew that wasn't likely. I wasn't concerned, though, it was just a bit itchy but apart from that I felt great, the sun was shining and nothing was going to come between me and London.
It didn't actually get much worse during the day but I still took the precaution of anaesthetising it with Margaritas. The next morning, Saturday, it was v scratchy indeed. I also felt like I had a brick in my head and was very lethargic.
It's got worse every day since. I have now borrowed Ms Katyboo's patented Chaise Longue of Death upon which I am currently reclining, the painful coughs wracking my poor bruised body, while I contemplate exactly how much liquid the human body can hold and wondering if it will ever stop pouring out of my nose. It's been ages since I've had a cold and I've no idea where I've got this one from as no-one I know has had one either.
I expect I've inhaled too much Ejlsfdsoikfhukjfall volcano dust, that'll be it....
The price of health
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