I am very sorry to tell you that Cordelia died peacefully last night. Thank you all for being such loyal readers of her blog
Wake up at 7am and stay awake. Still awake until after half past nine – for Strength class.
Then back to sleep. And when I wake up, I am awoken by by this person:
Walk around the garden in the garden with Mum and Fluffball.
After lunch, go to sleep and when I wake up, watch a very early Hitchcock.
Enjoy the film, which is is not his best, but well worth watching. Tomorrow I start PG Wodehouse: Much Obliged Jeeves.
Happy Monday everyone!
*1971. By PG Wodehouse. Jeeves Comic novel.
Here is my light up flower bouquet. It is so pretty, isn’t it?
There are a couple of bad things hangs happening at the moment.
1. I’ve been been been feeling very confused and Dad decides it’s the cyclizine: so I’ve been reducing that and now, finally, stopped it. I already feel less unsteady.
2. My tummy is swollen but I have to wait for about ten days to drain it as afterwards the needle could puncture one or more of my organs.
Ugh: cancer side effects.
On the plus side: speak to brother in abroad.
Work hard at Pilates this morning.
*1974. By PG Wodehouse. Jeeves comic novel.
Wake up at 7am and have breakfast. Fall back to sleep 😴 . Wake up at 8am and prepare for Personal Training. Work hard and teacher is pleased with self.
Yesterday have trees pruned in pruned, including the eucalyptus:
My wild lion is in here: looking after me. The panther is some space away in the wardrobe. He is is scared of Fluffball.
*2017. By William Blyhton. Novel.
Wake up and have breakfast. Back to sleep. of strength do Pilates which is a very hard class.
“This is such much hard work,” I tell the panther.
“You can do it it,”. The panther lies curled up in an undervalued hole.
* 1967. Collection oF PG Wodehouse short stories .
Wake up at 7am and have breakfast. Don’t go back to sleep 😴. Go back to bed but finish the Ian Rankin and start the sequel. To The Thursday Murder Club. It’s great: funny and original. Cast mainly from the original. It’s called The Man Who Died Twice. Urge you to read it.
Strength is great: I recommend this class as well. It’s just 30 minutes and we cover every part of the body. Time flies,
Speak to my psychiatrist who agrees with all of us and so I’m going to continue phasing out the cyclizine. He is pleased with me.
Have lunch, meditate and sleep.
After sleep: wake up . The panther is lying on top of the bed. I cry.
“I just want a normal life,” I say.
“,You’ll never be normal,” the panther says.
On my duvet, I see my Fluffy. He makes me happy. The panther will make me happy.
*2021. By Richard Osman. Detective comic novel.
In the last few days, I have been shaking and confused: unable to find the right words and falling over. Mum wakes me up.
“I’ve been looking at the side effects of all the drugs you’re on” she says. And it seems that it’s the cyclizine causing the falling over, confusion and extra constipation.”
“Phew,” I say. I was worried that that the cancer had made it in my brain 🧠.
“So we dump the ondatreson and taper the cyclizine. You should feel better by next week,”
“That is good news,” I say, looking around for the panther but he’s vanished, as he does when anything good happens for me.
Go for a walk with Mum around the garden:
Speak to the Sunday morning chat crew: it’s been a few weeks since we’ve chatted.
When I get into bed, there is a huge animal already in there. Let him not move please: it’s OK when he’s at the end of the bed.
Happy Sunday everyone!
*2018. By Mark Sippings. Novel set in Colchester, UK.
Wake up at 7.5am. Go for a drive with Mum to vet for more for Fluffball food. Walking round the garden see:
Sleep a lot today.
“You’re so useless: you cant even stay awake or garden,” the panther says.
Have lunch, meditate and sleep.
Some parental friends visit whom haven’t seen for ages. It’s so good to see them.
2021. By William McIlVcvanney and Ian Rankin. Crime prequel to the Rebus series.
Wake up about 6am. Go back to sleep. Wake up again at 8am. Have breakfast and then do Strength, a new weights class. Love it.
Go in the garden with Mum:
The panther is so exhausted today. He won’t let Me do anything: he just lies about where he’s been.
It’s 6.24pm. Going back to sleep.
Happy Wednesday everyone!.
*1963. By PG Wodehouse. Jeeves comic novel.
Wake up at 7am. Eat breakfast and then go back to sleep till 9am.
Then it’s Pilates. Work hard and teacher is pleased with me.
“You’re so bad at Pilates,” the panther tells me. “You’re graceless, pointless, feckless and aimless.”
Cold Cold Comfort Farm I think.
The panther huffed and disappeared.
After l have made the panther disappear; I have lunch and have a short walk around the garden:
Mum’s cuttings in the greenhouse
Happy Thursday everyone!
*1954, by Stella Gibbons. Comic novel. Outstanding.