Thursday, December 27, 2007

Quick update

What a week. Currently having chills, flushes and fever (and coughing again) with a minor flu which is worse than the cold I had last month. Feeling bad enough that my mother is packing and I can't help, though there was a break today and we did some chores in the mild weather, though I was pretty tired after.

Didn't have to go in to work today as my colleague said to take it easy, it was dead as a doornail in there anyway. Judging by the way I feel now, I will have to call in the same tomorrow.

Today we engaged two cavernous rooms in a friendly houseshare with a friendly and helpful live-in landlord . It's amazing what you will take when you're desperate though. It's very affordable, yet much closer to London, and we don't have to worry about bills as it's all inclusive. We feel safe because it's with a retired couple in a quiet street very close to the Tube.

I have the huge loft room, and there is more space than I can shake a stick at, including storage cupboards under the eaves, an ensuite bathroom, even a microwave, toaster, kettle, and fridge/freezer.

Thankfully at least the pressure of finding a safe haven is over, though.

Also, have an old friend from uni in Houston passing through London at New Year's and he's staying a couple of days. I really hope I am better by the 30th.

Might be a small hiatus till I get reconnected at the house.
Meantime, I am collecting big hugs.


L B said...

Here's a big bunch of huggy hugs for you, dear Olivia.. Get well soon! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yay! A roomy, affordable, properly located home! I'm sorry you aren't well, but at least you will soon be settled in a new place. Thank you for your most unique card - it was beautiful. And yes, those photos in the calendar are from my garden. Hugs.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Olivia-sorry to hear you are still feeling poorly. I have a head cold with sniffles and headache that won't quit. It's been dead quiet at our office as well, I should have stayed home too!

Flighty said...

Lots of big hugs to help you get better soon!
I'm glad that you've got somewhere you like and hope that you settle in quickly.
Take care and 'see' you next year! xx

The Moody Minstrel said...

I'm glad you at least found a temporary abode, m'lady, a bit of respite from the windy valley you've been trapped in of late. Here's hoping things get a bit warmer in the coming days!

Oh, and may this moody minstrel be so bold as to offer his own share of hugs, however lowly they may be!

Beenzzz said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Olivia said...

LB - huggy hugs are most welcome, thanks!


Nikki - In the two days I had a fever, my mother did so much packing!
I feel quite guilty, but am still not strong enough to do a lot.

I packed the calendar into a box last night, and felt very appreciative of your friendship.


Palm Springs - are you better yet? I had a head cold last month and yes, the headache is relentless.


Flighty - thank you for the hugs :)
Hopefully it will be easy to settle in and also to downsize a bit more! You should see what my mother brought from our old house which I know we will never use again!


Minstrel - hehe, you do make me laugh! Things are indeed looking up. Our new landlord's son came by to pick up some suitcases and boxes.

And hey, a hug is never lowly, especially from you. Actually, you may as well quit the m'lady...I'm coming down in the world...


Beenzzz - Thank you! I am currently at 75% and improving :)

daffy said...

I can do hugs! *hugs*
Take care. The place sounds perfect and I'm pleased you have all the features that are most important. Sounds good. You will soon be feeling tip-top and the place will be just how you like it! Happy New Year. xxxx

amillionpieces said...

Get Well soon, Arty, and I really hope that 2008 is the best year you've had yet. God bless,

Anonymous said...

Poor baby. I recommend rest and plenty of water....and hugs.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Actually, you may as well quit the m'lady...I'm coming down in the world...

Does this mean I have to celebrate the new year by giving up my hohe Minne? ;-)

I'd say you're taking a step backward and to the left, but definitely NOT down!

Happy New Year, Olivia!

lunaliar said...

Happy New Year, Liv! Big Hugs and best wishes! I appreciated your "y'all" in the last post's title!

Feel better, OK?

MattJ said...

Happy new year! Really sorry, I thought I had already responded to this post! I am bad man!

I had no idea you had to move again, what's going on there? I thought you had just moved, did I miss a post somewhere?!

Anyway I hope you are soon to be lurgy free!

Christopher said...

Happy New Year Livvie!!

Sorry to hear that you hadn't been feeling well, I had an awful cold and flu right during Christmas through the new year and only now am I feeling much better, I have been drinking lots of kombucha tea to offset the pills they gave's a good way to detox!

Hope all is well, and come by and say hello when you get the chance!


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Um Naief said...

ok, i've obviously missed a lot.

i hope everything is ok in why you had to move?

just glad you guys found a nice place, and i know you'll be happy.