Thursday, 27 September 2007

Payback time

The Cold, which has been threatening since the beginning of last week, has arrived with a vengence. This definitely feels like a punishment for too much drinking and late-night partying in London, and while I know I should be hugely grateful that it delayed its appearance for a week, am feeling far too full of self-pity to manage this.

This morning will see me retreating to bed with a notebook (though it's unlikely that romantic inspiration will strike when my head is full of wallpaper paste) a lemisp and the radio, so that I can listen to this on Radio 4 at 11.30. Am slightly nervous at this prospect-- for reasons so beautifully and concisely expressed by Kate Walker, here, and also incase after listening to the bit about the writing course I realise that I don't have what it takes to be a Mills&Boon author.

Think I shall also arm myself with the biscuit tin and several pieces of toast and jam, to ward off feelings of insecurity and because ancient medical lore says you must feed a cold. Technically I think that means today I'm eating for two.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

11 comments:

Sharon J said...

Err... eating for two? Have I missed something?

India said...

Oh gawd, NO Sharon!

I'm feeding my cold. It's very serious, but responding well to chocolate.

Kate Hardy said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.

And of course chocolate contains iron...

Kate Walker said...

Feel better soon my dear - and I just hope that some of the outdated idiocies on that programme didn't cause a relapse

Kate W

Trish said...

*COUGH* Kate Hardy had the COLD on Friday *COUGH*.... not that I'd point the finger you understand...

(but if I were you I'd use that as a send chocolate bribe....)

Amanda Ashby said...

Boo - hope you're feeling well soon (and wipes forehead, since if you're sick then you obviously won't notice that I haven't replied to your email). Btw, why haven't you mentioned your fab RT review yet???????????

Eva said...

Feel better soon!

What is Amanda talking about?

India said...

Day 2 of The Cold and I'm bearing up quite heroically. Managed a glass of medicinal red wine last night and huge and calorific breakfast this morning. SO brave....

Kate, I think I had a mini-relapse around 11.30 yesterday morning, but a quick chocolate fix helped. All that iron... (Trish, of course I'd never stoop to blaming, but yes the connection didn't go un-noticed...)

Amanda I've been meaning to email you too as the HALOS HAVE LANDED-- thank you! I'm awaiting an opportunity to capture the daughters all wearing them at the same time! (to say they're delighted is an understatement...)

Eva, I think she's talking about a review in the Romantic Times, but I haven't seen it. Amanda-- send it immediately or I'll come over and stay for a month!

Amanda Ashby said...

Here's the review of our fabulous India in Romantic Times!!!!

Posing as a fashion journalist, Eve Middlemiss comes to Italy to find out what happened to her twin sister, Ellie, who died of a heroin overdose. The only clue she has is the name of Raphael Di Lazaro, one of the heirs to the Lazaro fashion empire. Eve intends to expose him, but the first time they see each other, something clicks between them. Raphael distrusts journalists, and Eve distrusts him, but the two can't keep away from each other, and this sexy man's hardened heart begins to melt in the presence of this smart and feisty lady. But what will happen when their secrets are publicly revealed? India Grey's THE ITALIAN MISTRESS is an emotion-filled sotry about two people transformed by love and surrounded by the beauty of Italy. Who could resist that? 4 stars.

Now you can come over and stay for 2 months. Did I mention that we literally live around the corner from the beach?????

Eva said...

Wow! Great review, India. Congrats. And thanks a mill, Amanda.

India said...

Thanks Amanda-- that's so cool!

Right-- had better go and get on with my packing. Am going to need a lot of stuff for two whole months...