|The knot garden at Sudeley Castle (review: grounds lovely, museum um a bit of on the scatty and smelly side)|
While I'm in my default mode of moan, moan, moan. Jenni Bloody Murray. Yes, again. If you don't know what I'm talking about this should explain it or have a look at my latest post for Vita (the online breast cancer charity magazine for a more restrained version). Amazingly, given her views, Jenni Bloody Murray is listed as a 'celebrity supporter' by a breast cancer charity called Breast Cancer Campaign. Click here for the evidence. I contacted the charity to ask why she still appears on their website after she'd expressed sentiments which, I think, are pretty offensive to anyone with secondary breast cancer. I got a predictable 'we-don't-agree-with-her-but-she's-entitled-to-her-own-opinion' response. So what now? Do I 'let it go' and move on or stand my ground and argue the toss (probably to no avail). At the moment I'm pursuing a third option, which is to do absolutely nothing other than seethe inwardly in a self-destructive and unhealthy fashion; a course of action that I feel is much underrated and one I'm very good at.
And, lest after all this whinging, anyone feels the urge to counsel me to 'be positive' may I please draw your attention to this post from the Telling Knots blog which says it all. I should point out that I'm lucky enough not to be surrounded by the type of people who come out with the positivity stuff and have had had very few encounters where I've been admonished for not being a little ray of sunshine. So no-one reading this who knows me need feel guilty (or angry)!
It's not all scanixety and seething here at Discombobulated Towers though. My broken wrist is on the mend and I've been to the Cotswolds on a sunny springtime day:
While in the Cotswolds I bought a guidebook which contained a typo that gave me hours of amusement. See below.
|Look, I've never claimed to be sophisticated|
Finally, in an effort to cheer myself up this morning, I went internet shopping and ordered a pair of shiny bright yellow sandals. So place your bets as to what gets me first - cancer or the fashion police.