Up and about

I never thought that I would glorify the inactivity of just sitting in an armchair and watching TV, but after five days of lying down on my right side with a TV at 90° to my good eye and mainly obscured by a pillow , I am almost ashamed to say that have missed it.

I have managed to catch up with reading by using my Kindle set at large print and held at arm’s length. Turning the page after every 20 words or so was an acceptable necessity.

I also caught up on a backlog of over two week’s podcast listening.

But I was BORED. I could see the carpet needed vacuuming, and I had a list of films on DVD that I thought I could catch up on, to no avail. Only on the fourth day did I discover TV on my i-Pad that I could rotate to my enforced viewpoint. Thus I watched an interesting documentary on 10 mistakes that sank the Titanic and on Sunday watched “live” (i.e. 5 minutes delay) horse racing from Longchamps, Paris. My betting was unsuccessful.

Incidentally, a few years ago we were lucky enough to have privileged access to Longchamps for the “Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe” race day for our wedding anniversary. We were en route to Paris on the Eurostar when we received a message that a friend of a friend had managed to get us “horse owners” access tickets courtesy of Qatar Racing, the sponsors of the weekend. It certainly enhanced the weekend.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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