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Oct. 3rd, 2006

*cough* I am writing this at home. Because I am sick. Actually, I was even sicker yesterday but I was in work all day, even though I had a horrible hot dizzy spell in Marks and Spencer (God, how middle class and suburban does that sound?) and had to sit down and be brought water. I think I had a bit of a temperature but I just went back to work and didn't tell my bosses what had happened (they both had headaches so I think something is going around). I just sat at my desk and tried to work although my head felt like it was filled with wool. I am meant to be going to a gig tonight with biascut and glitzfrau and instead I am languishing on the couch.

I've got to say, it's rather nice to be home during the day again. I do miss it. I have watched the first episode of Jane Eyre (which was repeated on Sunday afternoon and recorded), which was excellent. I do wonder, though, how they're going to present the whole madwoman in the attic thing while still keeping Mr Rochester in some way sympathetic and attractive. Still, it's very well cast and suitably atmospheric and gothic - perfect viewing for what is now actually feeling like a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness instead of a slightly manky Spring. Adding to the feeling of impending winter are the balls of wool I have recently accumulated, all of which are being turned into various forms of lace scarf-like objects. I've been curled up on my birthday chair listening to all the episodes of Woman's Hour which I've missed through being at work all day without my beloved Radio 4, knitting a new version of Branching Out with the gorgeous dyed merino wool leedy got for me in San Francisco. Later I will have to reply to all the e-mails which, I realise with horror, I thought I had replied to weeks ago. This is what happens when you can't check your main e-mail account during the day.

Anyway. I may be sickly, but it's not too bad. Now, back to the wool.


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Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
oh, commiserations on the being ill!
Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Danke! I actually felt much worse yesterday when I was in work - I was almost in tears just thinking of how much I wanted to be in bed. But I think I'm now on the mend.
Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Apparently BBC3 (or possibly 4?) are showing a dramatisation of Wide Sargasso Sea starting next Monday - so, right after we've been introduced to Bertha. I do like the idea of the BBC showing the nineteenth century classic and the postmodern exploration its racial and colonial foundations simultaneously!
Oct. 3rd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, how cool! That's a great idea. And how enraging that I don't have the extra BBC channels...

Alos, you and H were so right about the wooden Helen Burns - the kid who played Jane was fantastic, but heavens, she didn't have much to work against there...
Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
So sorry you're sick, that sounds miserable.

I am loving the Jane Eyre series. I don't think they'll be too unsympathetic to Rochester though: I presume they'll stress what they've already been stressing - that although he behaves like a complete shit to women now, he was once young, foolish and in love and it wasn't his fault, he just didn't know. The family he married into cruelly led him into the marriage without letting him know she was insane. Committing bigamy while obviously wrong and illegal etc. was him trying to have a second chance when he'd fallen in love for the first time since he was a foolish young man or ever.

Yeah, I'm good at defending Rochester.
Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! An excellent defence, too. And you're right, on the basis of the first episode they are setting his character up like that.
Oct. 3rd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're getting better - that sounds like it's been nasty.

I now have the first two episodes of Jane Eyre on tape - I'm looking forward to (eventually!) watching it...
Oct. 4th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC)
Oh, poor you! If it's any consolation, if it's the same thing I had on Sunday then it goes away after a couple of days. Though it's pretty yucky when you have it.

I'm glad you're enjoying the wool!
Oct. 5th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better. Was the gig the Leonard Cohen one?
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