Essentially, I have been coughing, tinged with another cold on top of that. I have had my third and fourth days sick this year. Then a couple of days in the office on short-time : I really was ill. Luckily, I think the bugs hold on me is waning and losing the battle.
We are on a break from Gibson Pack Cub Scouts until 28 April because of the Easter holidays. Not being idle, we have put up the new dining shelter and sorted out next term's programme.
Reigate District St. George's Day event is being held on Sunday 27 April.
Nice gig by Summer Camp at the Islington Assembly Hall on 26 March. I love the venue and my thoughts about this band are public - they are wonderful.
Glastonbury is calling me again. The bill is good.
The ticket resale is coming up on Thursday 24 April.
I hope I am lucky...
- Off the pace in the title race, and in a battle for the last Champions League place.
- Knocked out of the Champions League.
- On the upside, getting to the FA Cup Final by beating Wigan (on penalties).
To my mind, I think that Arsene Wenger could well walk at the end of the season - I would be very sad to see this, as there is no obvious qualified successor. For the good of the Arsenal, I hope he signs the contract renewal.
I "celebrated" my birthday on 15 April (that would be 56, if you must ask). Very quiet and understated this year, but I received many messages and texts and phone calls from around the Ratcliffe Universe - but before the violins come out, I have enjoyed meals with James and Tara, lunch with Jo and promises from Chris (who is on-call until after Easter).
I have been surprised how many of my friends have birthdays at this time of year - it is surprising what information Facebook gives you!
It also seems that my niece Emma's daughters were born on 15 and 17 April (Iris is 9 and Isobel 11 years old).
I have been on R&R this past week and it is Easter this weekend. No entertaining at home, but I went up to London to see my Mum on Good Friday.
Apart from the Bank Holiday on Monday, I am also on leave on Friday of next week.
It was going to be a half day as I had landed a ticket to see one of my favourite old-school radio shows recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in Langham Place in London. I am quite excited to get to see "Just A Minute" after listening on Radio 4 since the 1970s.
I saw something on Twitter about a TV show being recorded with Isy Suttie. It turns out that Frankie Boyle and Miles Jupp are also signed up for a pilot show called "Wild Life". There is a read through by the cast on Friday afternoon, so I am off to the Tabard Theatre in Turnham Green to check it out.
Hence changing the half to a full day's leave and a 3 day week.
The following week is also a 3 day week because I am going up to the Hammersmith Odeon to sing along with Billy Bragg on May Day.
Happy days a-coming, I mustn't get too used to it !!
Adieu, mes amis...