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Still ill. Apparently I have tonsilitis – just my luck.

And i only discovered this after calling NHS Direct, and them saying I should call my out-of-hours GP. Apparently it was that important. So I got in my car and drove to the hospital, visions of being diagnosed with mumps, hepatitis or something equally horrific. And after paying £2.10 to park in the hospital car park (who said the NHS was free these days ?!), and waiting 45 minutes in a very cold and chilly room, the GP sauntered over, shoved two huge sticks in my mouth and while I wailed in agony and caught a bit of Cat People on the monitor above my head, she hrmmed and said tonsilitis, threw me some penicillin and told me to go. Bit of an anti-climax.

Still, it’s been quasi-interesting staying at home shivering, and watching as news spreads of the leaked Doctor Who episode onto t’Internet. I like to think of myself as a pretty tech-savvy bloke who knows about Bittorrent, but I still haven’t found it yet. Not that I’d download it, of course.


  • Told you about kissing strange walruses. You've only yourself to blame.

    Oh, and on the subject of BitTorrent, watch out if you have any file-sharing stuff on your PC. I got a warning letter off my ISP today. Some company in the US is scanning pretty much fecking *everything* at the moment, but only at the behest of their (paying) customers. I was slapped on the wrist as I was sharing a ZIPped copy of a manual for a software package I've not even got installed.

    Good grief.

  • Honey + lemon, heated to desired consistency…grandma-tested. Worked for me! 🙂

  • Tonsilitis is no fun! Have you tried gargling with warm salt water, it really helps to soothe your throat! Feel better.

  • tamper

    "cold and chilly room"? Wow, that is rough. I'd have thought a cold room would be bad enough, but to have it chilly as well…!

  • But… and this is important… don't swallow the warm salt water, as you'll probably gag and then vomit everywhere

    (believe me, its not pretty – nobody warned me about not swallowing)

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