Thursday, 10 May 2018

Good News!

With a big sigh of relief I was packed off home with a tube of ointment and the news that I have an eye infection. It'll clear in a few days provided I use the prescribed medication properly. Which I will as it could be so much worse!

Back at home I busied myself printing out all the info I need for my trip to Watford on Sunday. I like to be organised and find it makes the actual journey (the bit I don't really enjoy) less stressful if I spend a bit of time getting things clear in my head. So ...  I now have a note of all the postcodes I'll need for the satnav, prints of my ticket to watch the recording of Pointless on Wednesday, and of the map and address of the Airbnb apartment I've rented for my stay. I've replied to Lady Ella's email about where to eat on the Tuesday night, and have spoken to Ced's brother about when and where to eat on the Monday. That still left Tuesday with no firm plans because I couldn't get a ticket for the Harry Potter Studio Tour. I've been checking back from time to time but no luck - there were no tickets available from the official website although I could have paid the astronomical prices charged by one of the London firms but I'm not that crazy! Anyway, I decided to try the official website once more and ... drum roll ... I've got a ticket for the Tuesday afternoon. To say I'm excited is an understatement - the Goblet of Fire props are on display in the current exhibition and that's one of my favourite films 😃

The rest of the morning was taken up with cooking potatoes. I have no idea why there were so many but they are now mashed, divided into portions and stacked in the freezer.

Yesterday afternoon was spent reading. I need to finish this month's book for the book group before I go away but I'm struggling to get through it. We're reading 'This Must Be The Place' by Maggie O'Farrell and the struggle to finish it is nothing to do with the actual book, which I'm actually enjoying, but is everything to do with the fact I opted to download it to my Kindle rather than buy a proper book. I don't know what it is, but sometimes I can sail through an eBook and other times I really struggle. My Kindle is an app on my iPad so it may be something to do with the weight of the iPad and that I'd get on better if I bought a proper Kindle tablet, which is much smaller and lighter.

Last night was supposed to be spent with a friend but she had to cancel. She sounded awful on the phone so I'm relieved that she decided to stay at home and keep her germs to herself! So instead of chatting with my friend and sorting all the world's problems, I settled in front of the TV for a mindless evening doing my very best man-in-charge-of-the-remote impression and just kept flicking through the channels. 


  1. I am so, so jealous. Harry Potter AND Pointless! How fantastic is that!!
    You sound extremely organised and should have a wonderful time.
    So glad the eye thing is minor.
    J x

  2. Seeing Harry Potter was money well spent! We went this time last year and it was the best five hours spent there. Don't know how you plan to get there from Watford Station but did you know there are special Harry Potter busses (purple in colour) to and from the studios?


    1. Yes I've seen the buses but never been on one. I'll walk - the apartment was chisen because it is in easy walking distance if the studio tour site.

  3. Sounds like an exciting weekend! Are you meeting up with Lady Ella?

  4. Glad to hear your eye problem is an infection that can be treated rather than a symptom of something more serious. Sounds like you have planned a very good holiday! My daughter would have loved that HP tour you mention!