Thursday 5th May
After a bad start, yesterday worked out just fine. I'd started to eat my breakfast but had to stop, take my meds, and go back to bed with a full blown migraine. It was so bad that I was fully expecting to have to cancel the rest of my plans for the day but the meds worked their magic and by 10 o'clock ish, I was able to try a second breakfast and get on with my day. Maybe I'm turning into a hobbit ... they have two breakfasts, don't they!
S dealt with whatever it was he wanted to do in the garage and will be back this afternoon to move everything around. I couldn't face it being done yesterday but he was really understanding about it. The piano lesson was interesting! I was well enough to be out of bed and still feeling fragile at that stage, but somehow I played better than I had all week in practice! We're now fine tuning the performance of the third piece, the theme to Braveheart, and most of the lesson was spent marking up the music and trying out ways of adding interest to various bars. I like doing this sort of thing so this week's practice will be fun.
The Fantastic Beast film was interesting. It answered some of the questions left from the previous two films in the series and the story line was better than that of the second film, where (I thought) the ending was a bit odd. Although I don't agree with Johnny Depp losing the part of Grindelwald I think I preferred the replacement actor, Mads Mikkelsen, in that role and thought his portrayal of the character was more menacing and relevant to the storyline than Depp's version. I can't rave about the film but that's more to do with the fact that, for me, the Fantastic Beasts series hasn't lived up to the promise of the first film and definitely doesn't have the charm of the Harry Potter series.
I enjoyed the Great British Sewing Bee but won't say any more than that as I know some of you sometimes watch it on catch-up.
Today I feel at a bit of a loss ... there's nothing in the diary and even worse, there's no Indian cookery class! Thursdays just aren't going to be the same for a while! I'll have to stay at home today as parcels are expected and this afternoon, S is rearranging the storage in the garage ... my role is a supervisory one, and S will provide the muscles!