Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Fluey, TV, Dr Who .....

Fozzie is a lot better, in fact if you didn't know he had been hurt you wouldn't notice anything different.  So very glad, he gave me quite a scare.

He had his monthly pampering today and got really fussed over when the lady who does it knew he had been hurt and boy, did he lap it all up .... he is such a big sook!

So now he is all clean and fluffy, at least for a day or so anyway ...

It is great fun having grandchildren but sometimes it is a pain in the proverbial .... lol

A few weeks ago my grand daughters had a virus that swept through all their family, including me, took just over a week to get rid of it.  Thought everything was back to normal but then minded the girls last Monday week and the youngest had a rotten head cold/flu/ear infection.

Yep, you guessed it!  Nanny ended up with it .... at the moment I have no voice and feel like I have been hit by one of the trains that runs past my house each day.

Hopefully I can get rid of it quickly and get back to 'normal' .... well 'normal' for me .... lol.  I hate feeling ill and having no voice doesn't help at all, although my DIL says I can make those ..... heavy breathing type phone calls ..... rotfl.

Had intended to go and take some more photographs this week and maybe do some painting/sketching but with this cold all I feel like doing is curling up in bed.

Watched some television; had recorded a lot of stuff over the past few months and hadn't watched much of it so figured while I was feeling low I may just as well sink into television hell.  Watched lots of Criminal Minds and all of the Father Brown Mysteries; caught up on Doctor Who and think I am up-to-date with QI (love that program).

I am normally not much of a TV person but when you are not well and don't really feel like doing much it is a great time killer.  One thing you will not catch me watching is reality stuff like Big Brother, The Block, X Factor, Loser, etc - how anyone can watch them is beyond me.

Most of my viewing is of British mysteries with the occasional yank one thrown in.  Just watch Broadchurch - now that was one of the best things that has been on TV for a long time: great acting, perfect cast, amazing script.  Read they are going to make a second season ... will be hard to top or even come close to the first.  David Tennant played lead and was amazing.

I love David Tennant - he was absolutely the best Dr Who in my opinion, with Tom Baker coming in second.  In fact I couldn't handle it when Matt Smith took over; I watched the first episode he was in and then stopped watching; I just didn't like his portrayal.  Now that Peter Capaldi had been announced as the next incarnation I decided I would like to watch it but I figured I better catch up and watch the ones I missed.

Fortunately Foxtel is showing repeats on UKTV so I am up to David Tennant as the Doc, just watched Turn Left; so that is, I think, 6 more episodes before Matt Smith takes over.  (The SciFi channel actually is running repeats too but back when Tom Baker was the Doctor).

I will admit to being a bit of a Doctor Who nut - I have watched all the episodes from when it first started in 1963 and continued up to my stopping at Matt Smith .... lol.

My Dad loved the show too and we tried to never miss an episode.  There were some great SciFi series back in the 70s too - Space:1999 and UFO both British and both written by the Andersons of Thunderbirds fame.

Anyway, if you check out my desk you will see my TARDIS pencil case and my little red Dalek desk defender that runs around my desk shouting "Exterminate! Exterminate!".  Plus the door to my studio is painted as my own TARDIS, unfortunately it isn't larger on the inside.

I have to admit though, after a few minutes listening to my Dalek shouting Exterminate! I turn off the sound; it does get a bit wearing after a while .... lol.

The other thing I like is to do when not 100% is to veg out watching DVDs - so while I have been blah I watched Medicine Man with Sean Connery - absolutely love the soundtrack for that movie, think it is one of the best written; watched Fierce Creatures - John Cleese cracks me up .... all those double entrendres .... lol.

Dipped into Armagedon again, and then Beetlejuice.  Bought The Hobbit so that will be maybe for today or tomorrow.

By the end of this flu I will totally hate TV and probably go a few months without bothering to turn it on; last year I went 8 months without switching it on and then suddenly realised I had set the IQ box to record some series.

When I switched it on there was only 2% left on the IQ box,which meant there was a hell of a lot of stuff to watch, when you consider most things only take up 1 or 2% you will understand just how much must have been on it - I ended up deleting most of it rather sit through it all ...... lol.

1 comment:

  1. Just caught up here. :) (The perils of FB lol)DIdn't like Matt Smith at first (DT was a hard act to follow) but he sort of grows on you as he matures with the role. You'll get a bit tired of the Ponds, but perservere. You need to be up to date ready for the next lot.
    Glad Fozzie is better. Looking forward to meeting him, and the other 2. Not long now! :D