Nov 30 2013


UnwellI’ve been ill this week.

Not on my death bed or anything, but feeling a bit poorly: nausea; headache; running a slight temperature.

Off my food.

Yep, that last one is the teller.

Now, apparently, when we are ill, men are terrible patients: all wimpy and needy.  I’m pretty sure that I don’t fit that – what is surely an apocryphal – stereotype. When I’m ill, I may well be a bit wimpy, but I really don’t want anyone fussing over me. I’d much rather be left alone to die in peace.

Until I get better.

And, being alone in a hotel room, 200 miles away from your family, is just ideal for one with that sort of temperament.

Of course, the current Mrs Masher, being a doctor*, was continually on the phone, offering me advice: I obviously have a bug; I need to drink lots of water… maybe with a dash of lime in it; and try and eat something… rice or pasta or anything starchy; keep warm; fresh air… yada yada yada.

Each time she rang, I mumbled and  nodded into the phone, agreeing to heed her wise advice, before rolling over and going straight back to the slumber she’d roused me from.

But, I’m pleased to say that I’m feeling better now – as my third bowl of porridge this morning would readily testify… if oatmeal could talk.

Now I just need to find where I’ve put my Get-up-n-go ™

* Mrs Masher isn’t actually a doctor, as such, but she’s never missed a single episode of Holby City, so it’s much the same thing.



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  1. Toffeeapple

    Poor you, I hope you recover quickly.

  2. Brennig

    Because I’m programmed to ask questions…

    How well did the laydeez who work at the hotel look after you? Glad you’re back on your feet now though.

  3. Annie (Lady M) x

    How ya doing now, sicknote? Hope you are feeling better :-)

  4. Masher

    TA – all better now, thanks.

    Bren – I was looked after very well… thanks for asking.

    Annie – Blimey, hello. I thought you’d died or summat!

  5. Abbo

    Your ‘Get-up-n-go ™’ will be where you left it . Probably about twenty years ago!

  6. Masher

    Oh, is that where it is?
    Bring it with you to the next curry night, willya?

  7. Juliette

    All women are doctors and natural healers. And can do witchcraft and put curses on people.

  8. Masher

    That’s true, that is.


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