Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Herculean bow ties

Thank you all so much for reading my stories and for your generous comments, thank you!! You are all perfect petals of petunias!

Oh bloggie friends I am confined to my sick bed!

I'm in the throes of battling some evil viral infection! :-(

And Charlie tries to stay awake with me while I read Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile.



I’ve read nearly all of Ms Christie's books when I was younger and this one is one of my favourites.

There is absolutely no sense of Egypt here (its culture, people, etc and quite franky it could be Death on Any River on Any Boat but the Nile sounds more exotic and intoxicating than say, the Thames) but it’s a cracking good read nonetheless and keeps my headaches at bay.

And here is Charlie cheering me up some more by dressing smartly! Thank you gorgeous umi_e for his fabulous collar!



Have a toffee caramel Tuesday everyone!

36 comments:

Kea said...

Oh, no! Sick is crummy! We're sending lots of purrs and healing Light, that you feel better soon.

I liked the Poirot mysteries, and Tommy and Tuppence/Partners in Crime better, actually.

But the mysteries I *really* enjoyed were Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey books. I still have them all, but it must be about 20 years since I've read them.

Anyway, enjoy Death on the Nile and get well soon. (((Hugs)))

Charlie looks pawsitively debonair in his collar/bow tie!

Ann Best said...

Jen and I are so sorry you're ill. And glad you have such a wonderful companion to cheer you up. High Five for Charlie. And for Agatha Christie. She is one of the best. I never knew Death on the Nile had no sense of Egypt in it, in the book that is. I must check this out. Now you've got me curious.

May you soon be well.
Ann

The Teacher's Pets said...

Oh I am so sorry you are not feeling well but at least you have a good book and your cats to keep you company. Nothing like having some cat love while you are recuperating, is there?
I am reading NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro and I cannot put the book down so I suggest you read it next. It's set in England and will soon be a film starring Keira Knightly and will be debuting in Englad soon! Read the book and thank me later for getting you hooked on another great author!

Brian said...

I sure do hope you feel better really soon and it sure looks like Charlie is taking good care of you. Hey, I read your story, it was really good and had a whisker grinning ending!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie! You are quite smart in your fancy bow tie collar!

Mommy needs some new downloads on her Kindle...she's gonna do Dame Agatha...

Cuddle up to your Mom and purr her to sleep and wellness tonight.

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie! You are quite smart in your fancy bow tie collar!

Mommy needs some new downloads on her Kindle...she's gonna do Dame Agatha...

Cuddle up to your Mom and purr her to sleep and wellness tonight.

m.q said...

kitty: Charlie sure looks handsome

p/s: i too loves to read agatha chrsty :)

The Creek Cats said...

Sending you lots of healing purrs! Sorry to hear you are sick. We know Charlie and his magical bow collar will be the best medicine!

TK and Squashies said...

Oh Charlie you are gorgeous all dressed up! you looks like James Bond in your bow-tie.
We hopes your mommy feels all better in no time!

Amparo Ortiz said...

No!! Viral infection from Hades!!

Get well soon, okay? At least you're reading something kick-ass in the meantime, right? ;)

And let Charlie take care of you! He knows what he's doing.

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor you! Feel better. I hope it goes away soon. I hope you're sleeping well.

Charlie's at least dressed spiffy to cheer you up.

I love toffee and caramel, so I'm looking forward to this Tuesday.

Boonsong said...

Charlie looks almost purrfect in his smart outfit.

It's funny that you should mention Death on the Nile because quite coincidentally I'm writing a mystery thriller called Death on the Thames.

I send you best wishes for a speedy recovery.

All the best, Boonsong

Susan Fields said...

I hope you're feeling better soon and that Charlie takes good care of you! I love Agatha Christie too, I think my favorite is Ten Little Indians.

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie does look suave but oops, the bow tie is on the wrong side! LOL!
Hope you get well fast. Sending healing purrs!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Have a nice cup of tea and a couple digestives and I'm sure you'll start feeling better. :)

Charlie looks very daper in his bowtie!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Awe, I hope you feel better soon! Charlie- where are the tap shoes and hat that go with your bowtie? YOu need to put on a show and cheer up your mrs.:)

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh noes! I do hope you get better quickly! I hate to think of you all cold and snivelly and headachey.

Tell Charlie to take good care of you.

Reenie said...

Aww, get well soon- Hun.

Jenny Woolf said...

Hope you're better soon! Maybe you and Charlie should get matching bow ties :) well that would be the kind of thing that would cheer me up! :)

Ellie said...

You poor things. Big virtual hugs x

Ann said...

I am sorry to hear you are ill. Hope you feel better soon. Looks like Charlie is being very supportive.

I read your two stories. Well done you. I throughly enjoyed them both. I got a bit nervous with the last one though. I will not be venturing into the last carriage on a train any day soon!

A big Congratulations and a big bualadh bos

Simon Kewin said...

Oh dear. Hope you're better soon. Rest and reading!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a sharp dressed kitty.
Sorry you feel sick.

The Monkeys said...

We definitely hope you're feeling better soon and we will all send comforting and healing purrs to you for a speedy recovery!

Delilah wants to offer her famous claw massage, but our Mom suggests you pass on that...

Marg said...

Sorry to hear you are sick Jenn. We are sending all kinds of purrs, woofies, HeeHaws and a Baa that you will get better soon. Good boy Charlie for keeping the Mom company while she feels crummy. Feel better soon.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon Jenn - still a good time for a relaxing read in bed - hope Charlie is waiting on you and bringing you treats LOL!! Dores he think he's a strippergram in his bow tie??
Bet you're missing your work colleagues - not.

Talli Roland said...

Oh know! I do hope you feel better - take care of yourself. Charlie looks fab, btw!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, my, we are all so very sad to hear you are not feeling well.....we will be purring and praying that you will soon be A-OK again.

YaY to Charlie for taking such good care of you....and what a grand collar/bow!!!!

Our mama loves ALL Agatha Christie!!!!!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Margo Berendsen said...

I hope you feel better! Congrats on that contest win - I read your story! I loved "dazzle under the heat" and "frazzled with freckles" and the ending - his obvious name. Fantastic story.

Jacqueline said...

Jenn, sorry to hear you are not well, hope you are better soon...I find it comforting to hang out in bed with a good book or a great movie while I'm sick, it's nice to get your mind off everything else and escape into another world for awhile...Charlie is looking quite handsome in his cute bow tie=he looks ready for a date :)!...kisses to sweet Charlie, hugs to you...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

ABBY said...

Jenn
Sorry to hear you aren't well. WE hope that nasty virus is short lived and that you are back to full healthy shortly. Nice in one way to have a break to just lay in bed and read. Good for the soul.

Hello Charlie!
You look so handsome in your new bowtie!

purrin

xo
Abby

laughingwolf said...

rats... do get ridda that thar bug! :(

Brigid said...

Awww.. you poor thing, is it a summer flu, with evil sore throat?
I had that before hols and it was horrible, try Panadol Flu, it worked for me.
Charlie however is looking in tip-top condition.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Jenn it sucks that you are sick in bed - but at least you have a good book and a good cat there to keep you company. I haven't ever read Death on the Nile, but I remember when the movie came out a LONG time ago being completely fascinated by the commercials on tv (I was a little kid so that was a big no on seeing it). We are sending you lots of get well purrs and prayers!

Felted House said...

So sorry to hear you're poorly - do hope nasty virus is well and truly banished from your system soon. What great companions cats make when you're ill though, unless they're actually sleeping on your book.xx

lupie said...

Viral infection???
Hope it is not swine flu???
Oh dear ...
Oh dear ...

Please be well soon.

Will pray for your speedy recovery and pls keep us posted!