Lost in fog and flu

What a strange few days it has been…

It’s been a strange few days in London. You probably saw the photos on the news, in newspapers or circulated around on social media of a dense fog descending over the city. My favourite was probably that of the Shard peeking out through the fog…

The Shard in fog

It’s times like these that I usually turn to a Victorian novel, one such as that by Conan Doyle, as London and her streets are left gloomy and mysteries are lurking in every shadow. What better sort of novel than to accompany such an atmospheric setting?

Except I was also enveloped by a different type of fog: the flu. Since Thursday I’ve been hiding underneath duvets and blankets, shivering cold one minute then burning up a sweat with fever in the next. I ache all over and despite doing nothing I’ve been tired all the time. Being ill is really rather exhausting…

With all this comes the inability to read. Words washed around me on the page and the bright glare of an iPad hurt my eyes. Films were a potential but my concentration span was shot. I think I watched the first Harry Potter movie but can’t really tell…

Now I’m feeling much better and, of course, the solution comes to me now – audiobooks. If I’d realised that sooner I would have passed the time a tad more pleasantly. I could have shut my eyes to the world, lay back and let the words do all the work.

Still as my concentration improves and I can concentrate on things now I hope to turn my attention back to the giant TBR pile that looms over me. But next time I’m ill I will be sure to have an audiobook handy.

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