Hi. Sorry, it's been a while. Mostly because 2017 so far has not been great, personally or in the wider world.
I came down with the Cold-From-Hell-with-added-Sinus-and-Chest-Infection to coincide with returning to work at the start of January, and have been coughing, wheezing, sneezing and mainlining on Lemsip and honey ever since.
I am, at long last, starting to feel a little more human, but still not 100%, and it is soooo very frustrating,not least because it is so exhausting. Fortunately I haven't had anything much planned outside work so the fact that I've been too exhausted to do anything outside work hadn't been a major issue, although I had planned to see the RSC 'Tempest' at the cinema and wasn't able to go, which was annoying (and expensive, as I had pre-booked!)
Work is somewhat stressful - one of my Partners is in hospital and I've taken on some of his tasks, which is tricky, and involves some fairly steep learning curves, and of course as he is a friend as well as a colleague I'm also worried about him.
So January is not winning any friends in this household.
I'm hoping next month will be better.
My colleague is, we are told, starting to improve, I ca almost breathe normally again and live in hope of being able to sleep lying down soon, and I do have some things to look forward to.
On 15th February I'm going to see Chris Riddell at the Southbank centre, then meeting up with a friend before going to Neil Gaiman's event (for his new Norse Mythology book) that evening.
The previous weekend I am seeing The Miser, which is going to be presented locally before going to the West End, so with any luck, there should be some high points to the month!
Meanwhile, it is marmalade season - I have about 7lbs of Seville oranges so plan to make a start on my marmalade this weekend.
Oh, and I did manage to get tickets for 'Hamilton' in London, so next June I'll be seeing that, with a friend.Which should be fun. (although the ticket prices are insane. More than seeing Cumberbatch's Hamlet, even though I didn't go for the top price tickets!. Top price are £200 a pop, which is just nuts. )
By the way, from now on, I will be cross-posting to Dreamwidth rather than to Livejournal. See you there!