Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Lerryn, feverish husband and tumble dryers


Another picture of Fowey - actually Lerryn - as requested by Ellee.

A week of not being at home much due to doing a magazine walk on Monday over at Penwith. A day of rare and glorious autumn sunshine and a very, very muddy walk. “I have to say, this walk is very interesting, but very inadvisable,” Viv said half way round. “I can't believe how un-muddy you are. Were you a goat in a former life?”

That excursion took most of the day as we had to pick up something in Truro on the way home, and today I was supposed to go up to the wilds of St Mabyn to interview an author for another magazine. Unfortunately poor Himself had a flu jab yesterday and has been running a high fever – freezing cold then boiling hot and shaking - since yesterday afternoon. Not much sleep had by yours truly so I will have to rearrange the interview or do it over the phone. I don't want to leave sick husband for 5 hours (which is what the round trip would take).

Talking of poor husband - while in Fowey I decided to do a wash and use their tumble dryer as there was nowhere to hang washing up. I've never used a tumble dryer before, so the drying process was somewhat hit and miss, and all the clothes came out with creases ironed in. Worse than that, Himself only owns two pairs of trousers and the ones I washed – and dried – have lost the will to live. They now hang, lifeless and permanently creased, like a tearful apology. Which I'm afraid he didn't get from me, bearing in mind that defence is the best form of attack.

However, he looked almost as sorry as the poor trousers, wearing them, so I towed him off to Asda and had to buy him another pair. These are Very Smart (his words) and he decided to wear them to the pub last Friday. The next day, he realised that he'd forgotten to give them their first airing.

“I was too tired,” he said when I asked him. “But I felt smart.”

12 comments:

Chris Stovell said...

I love that comment from Himself, brilliant! Sorry to hear about the post flu jab blues. I hope you both get a good night's sleep soon.

Akelamalu said...

It's so annoying when stuff comes out of the tumble dryer permanently creased. At least himself got a new pair of trousers out of it. ;)

Flowerpot said...

Good comment, isn't it?! I'm sure we'll both sleep fine tonight, thanks Chris.

Flowerpot said...

Ak - wll I had to do something!

Talli Roland said...

Aw, poor Himself! Hope he feels better soon! Gorgeous photo, by the way.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I hope he does too. Glad you liked the picture - I took it on a boat trip up to Lerryn, such a beautiful place.

Debs said...

I couldn't stop staring at that photo, it's amazing.

Sorry to hear Himself hasn't been well, but I'm glad he's got a new pair of very smart trousers.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Debs - Im quite pleased with it! I love the issue of dark v light and when I saw that bonfire smoke thought - got to get that!

Lane said...

Love the smoke in that photo.

Hope Himself is feeling better now.

Flowerpot said...

Yes I loved the smoke too, Lane.
Himself still in bed and on v strong painkillers but is eating again which is a good thing.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't laugh but your comment about trousers having lost the will to live just cracked me up.

Sorry to hear about himself. My husband is adamant not to have the jab as was his dad, and it's because of all the rumours of side effects. They are obviously true. Hope he's feeling more 'himself' now.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

thanks CJ - poor trousers! Actually it turns out it wasnt anything to do with the flu jab....