I suppose every cloud has a silver lining and my lack of mobility, following my recent fall and subsequent operation, has meant a chance to watch some superb television series on DVD. Our cable TV links are on the first and second floor, and I have been marooned on the ground floor for most of the past six weeks with a TV set that can only play DVDs.
No election broadcasts, no election debates, no current TV, just the series I choose and a selection of crime fiction books. The silver lining, and the codeine tablets are scrumptious as well.
I will admit I had to stop watching the first series of House as I have quite enough real symptoms without learning about any more.
Great British TV comedy series Dad's Army, Mapp and Lucia, Ever Decreasing Circles and The Good Life kept me amused, while watching John Adams and beginning series one of The West Wing had me glued to the screen with admiration for the better angels of American TV.
I can't understand why I had not watched The West Wing when it was first televised.
What am I reading at the moment? The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett.
More on that when I finish reading it tomorrow, but the first sentence of Maxine's review here sums up my opinion so far. I think I have worked out a solution but Nesbo always surprises me, and we will see.