Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tonsillitis - the sequel

I appear to have tonsillitis again (AGAIN?!?!?!?!). Not definite yet, but the stonking sore throat, shivery feeling, headache is a bit of a give away. Maybe it'll just turn out to be a common-or-garden cold. I blame the nephew though, I think he gave me it. Fortunately Monkey has yet to succumb (think how much whinging he'd do with tonsillitis).

So I have been sleeping, picking up knitting magazines posted through my front door by the postman (!) and browsing property websites for that perfect house. I did look round one on Saturday, just to start me off. It could have been very nice, but needed about £15000 spending to make it like that. It also had it's own parking space (very nice) but no other outside space at all (not so nice). Oh and it was on a busy road. But it was quirky, Georgian, Grade II listed (hmm, that means not being able to alter anything though!) with big beams and decent sized rooms. I'm veering much more towards older terraced houses (pre-war, Victorian or earlier) as the rooms are just so much bigger and they also have much better storage spaces. Why don't modern houses have built-in cupboards/wardrobes/interesting spaces over and under the stairs... Where am I meant to store my yarn in a modern house?!

Also, Newark-on-Trent, where I'm moving to (hopefully), was once a centre for the wool and cloth trade (according to Wikipedia). How about that then?!

10 comments:

Anne said...

You need to explain to those germs that just because the first showing was spectacular, does not mean that repeating a tired old formula will be anything other than tedious and boring. No more tonsillitis sequels - I'm not sure that chocolate cures them, and if you can't be cured by chocolate, then it's no good.

Seriously, I hope you're feeling better soon - Ruth and I did make it to the PO on Saturday, so there should be something worth mugging the postman for in a day or two.

Seahorse said...

Oh no! I hope it does turn out to be nothing more than a cold (and they're bad enough!).

Heather said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, I'm sure a few knitting magazines will help with the cure :-)

Good luck with the house hunting!

KnitYoga said...

I find it really annoying that the modern properties have been built with such tiny rooms and with postage stamp sized gardens. It's to do with cramming everyone in. Dining rooms are a joke particulary - a lot of new places you wouldn't even fit a coffee table in the dining room. Ask the developers why and they say, Oh, people don't entertain these days, they just go out to a restaurant and they eat their dinner on a tray while watching TV. No wonder communication within families is suffering. (steps down off soapbox). I do hope it won't turn out to be tonsillitis after all and it's a cold that will soon get better.

All the Way With Knitting said...

Hope you feel better soon..get Monkey to make you hot lemon. Angie ( Holly's Mum)

jess said...

hope you feel better soon.... drn those pesky germs. Will be keeping an eye on your sidebar... hope the egg hatches into a nice surprise.....

Sue said...

Poor Katie, hope you feel better soon.

Alice said...

isn't that the think with tonsillitis, people can be particularly prone to it

(i kept getting it for years, with a sore throat as part of PMT every month too, now it's gone)

blueadt said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Mary Anne said...

Kiddo, I'm so sorry to hear you are feeling ill again. Tonsillitis is very painful. I hope it is a 'simple' cold and will leave you quickly. Take good care of yourself.