Goodness me but today I have been the Lydia Languish of Godalming. It's the only way to be, m'dears. I had a lovely lie-in, followed by an equally long bath and a Lemsip. All utterly exhausting of course - which may explain why breakfast was such an intellectually challenging exercise. The layout of the flat means that the kitchen is actually the furthest room away from the dining room (almost), and in the course of breakfast preparation, I managed to forget the milk, the spoon, the Lucozade (fruit juice replacement when ill) and the Lemsip (see above). So I seemed to have to make eight trips before I could actually sit down and eat rather than one. That's the week's exercise done then ...
This led me nicely into a lovely two-hour nap in the middle of the day and, indeed, I was only woken up by what seemed to be an enormously loud buzzing next to my ear which turned out to be from an insect the size of a pin-head. How do they make so much noise? Do they carry microphones? Project their voices? It's a mystery.
Anyway, as I was up, I decided finally to watch my DVD of "The Queen", which Lord H kindly bought me for my birthday a couple of months back. Marvellous - really classy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Almost made me think about liking Diana - but, really, as she was such a manipulative cow (pause for brickbats and hate mail, no doubt, but it's true!...), that would be a bridge too far of course. My sympathies were with Prince Philip. And the boys. Dreadful to lose a parent at that age, no matter how irritating they are. Anyway, I must have been one of only four people in the country (including Lord H) who really couldn't have cared either way - and I know about the other two as we met them when we were out walking on the day of the wretched woman's funeral: wry smiles exchanged all round on that occasion. Oh no, that's not true - my stepfather never trusted her either. Five of us then!
Actually, I really like Camilla. Much more dignity and she'll make a far better queen. And besides it's always lovely to see a man choose the less outwardly attractive woman. It gives hope to the rest of us normals ... Go, Camilla, go girl!
Tonight, it's "Mock the Week" (I love Hugh Dennis - he's the best!) and "My Name is Earl", so I shall be glued. And I might even have a sherry - I was too ill for Sherry Night last night - but we'll see. After all, I don't want to have a relapse ...
Today's nice things: