Fighting Off the Flu (#TheSundayPost)

Posted October 23, 2022 in Life Updates / 24 Comments

The Sunday Post

The Latest in my Life 🌦️

I’m still recovering from what I assume was the flu. It started off as a regular head cold with a productive cough. I seemed to get better for a few days before suddenly coming down with a high temperature, shivering, dizziness and aches and pains all over. I did three Covid-19 tests but all were negative. I spent a few days in bed before returning to work on Tuesday, but I’ve been feeling exhausted all week and the cough is lingering on. Now, my husband has come down with it so it’s his turn to rest up this weekend.

Work has been busy and we had another open evening on Tuesday night until 8pm. Having a couple of days off sick has left me a little behind with some of my Literacy groups. Thankfully, we now have a week off for half term. I’m planning to get plenty of rest and look after my health, as well as spend some time doing Halloween activities with my family.


I’ve been too ill to get any writing done this week, unfortunately. Hopefully, now I have a week off I can get a short story written.


I’m catching up with replying to comments and visiting people back today. Here’s what I posted since last time:

Reading 📖

I finished reading New Beginnings on Vancouver Island by Lorna Hunting while I was ill. I’ve given it 4 stars and my review will be coming soon.

I’ve just started The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V E Schwab, which is intriguing so far. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it so I hope it lives up to my expectations.

I also read Unicorn Academy: Ariana and Whisper with my daughter this week. It was a sweet story and my daughter was hooked. We’ve now moved on to Carmen the Cheerleading Fairy by Daisy Meadows.

Watching and Listening 📺

  • I finished season 2 of Bridgerton this week and I think I enjoyed it even more than the first season. There was so much drama and sexual tension. I can’t wait for the next one!
  • I’ve just fallen in love with The Orville on Star (Disney+). It’s just like Star Trek TNG but with a little more humour. Fun to watch and should keep me going for a while.
  • We resumed Ms Marvel last night after forgetting about it for a while. It’s all right. I am just trying to get it finished off so I can move onto She Hulk.
  • I was gutted to hear about Robbie Coltrane passing. Another wonderful actor gone too soon.

Singing 🎵

Our choir performed at The Beonna for the Heritage Day a couple of weeks ago. I was extremely nervous as I had a little solo part at the end of Toto’s Africa, but I had a couple of small glasses of rum before I went on and that worked wonders! I enjoyed myself and the videos looked and sounded great.

I had to miss choir practice this week as I felt too poorly. I need to practice a bit at home before next Wednesday as I don’t know the new Christmas songs very well yet.

Our next “gig” is at Boston Stump (St. Botolph’s Church, Lincs) on Thursday 24th November at 6:30pm, the same night as the Christmas market and Illuminate parade. Please drop in and see us if you’re in town for the festivities.

Boston Christmas market and Illuminate parade advertisement, 24th November 2022. Market place 12pm-8pm, Illuminate parade and Christmas event 4pm to 8pm.

Quote of the Week 💬

"Health is not valued until sickness comes" quotte by Thomas Fuller. Background image is of an arial view of a green forest.
Sunday Post meme badge from Caffeinated Reviewer, featuring a cartoon woman reading the newspaper with a pot of tea next to her.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

“It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.”

The Sunday Salon meme badge from Readerbuzz, featuring a bright yellow and orangesunrise

The Sunday Salon is a weekly meme hosted by Deb @ Readerbuzz.

“Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one’s earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.”

How was your week? Have you picked up any autumn bugs lately? Have you watched, read or listened to anything interesting this week? Let me know in the comments!

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24 responses to “Fighting Off the Flu (#TheSundayPost)

  1. mae

    Too bad about the flu — they are expecting a bad year! I hope the vaccine will work.

    Get well quickly!

    best… mae at

  2. I always wanted to be in a choir (or something!) but can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

    I hope you and your husband are feeling better soon!

    • I know some choirs hold auditions for new members but ours is a very relaxed, informal group. It’s more about having fun together, so there’s no pressure to be an amazing singer. My confidence has grown so much since joining. If you enjoy singing then I recommend looking for a welcoming group-you might surprise yourself.

  3. Oh no- hope you both feel better soon! Does not sound fun. And I still need t ofinish She Hulk. I started it and think I’m through ep 4?

  4. I’m sorry you were sick and now your husband is. I hope you are both 100% better soon. My daughter used to love the Rainbow Magic books! Have a great week!

  5. First off, I just have to say that I love your blog and your author site—I’m looking at redesigning mine, so I’ve been paying good attention to the sites I go to, and both of yours are gorgeous!

    So sorry you were sick this week, though. Hope that lingering cough decides to leave you alone very soon. My son has one too, and it’s been brutal.

    • Thanks, Nicole. I’ve used the Tweak Me theme from Nose Graze for years and make all my headers in graphics in Photoshop.
      Hope your son is feeling better soon too.

  6. Sorry you had the flu, I hope you and your husband are better now.

    I love the cover of the Hunting book!

    I hadn’t heard that Robbie Coltrane passed, so sad. Leslie Jordan also died, I was a big fan of his.

    I sang in the choir all through school and also was in the church choir. The church choir sang on tv for the church services.

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