In December I bought myself the complete box sets of both The West Wing and Sex And The City. I opted out of The West Wing when it first came on TV because it sounded a bit heavy and it was such a long series - but I got addicted later and have seen up to the end of Series 5. The theory behind buying the whole lot on DVD was that I could bring my husband up to speed and then we could watch the end together. But if we manage to watch one episode a week (a reasonable average, I'd have thought) then it will be three years before I get to find out what happens!!
Today, still being ill in bed, I opened the other box set and watched the whole first disc of SATC (six episodes). Aside from that I've been sleeping, and thinking about the bit of extra plot required to get from the current point in my novel to The End (of volume 1). Probably going back to the doctor tomorrow to see if she has any better ideas about what might be wrong with me, or at least see if she can up the dose on these pills.
I made soup for lunch, I needed something lazy and comforting. We tried out our bread maker (given to us by my mum - thanks mum!) for the first time last night so I already had some bread to go with it.
Approximate recipe (serves 1) in case anyone else needs similar comfort food:
1 medium potato
1 large carrot
1 large parsnip
a handful of yellow split peas
1 large garlic clove, sliced
1/2 stock cube
a good squeeze of tomato puree
1tbsp garam masala
splash of soy sauce
chilli flakes to taste
1/2 pint boiling water
- Dice potato, carrot & parsnip into 1cm cubes
- Put all ingredients into a small pan, stir well, and bring to the boil
- Simmer over a low heat for about an hour, adding extra water as required
- Once vegetables are soft, mash gently with a potato masher (much easier on the washing up than getting a blender out, and you still get nice lumpy bits)