Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mid –week Mumbles.

‘Flu jab time. A reminder in case it’s applicable. We had ours yesterday – it’s worked for the last few years. It isn’t for swine ‘flu – just the ordinary common or garden. If you do have it don’t forget to sit quietly for ten minutes afterwards. I once ignored this and felt quite off for the rest of the day.


There was more in the local paper about the making of ‘Lorna Doone’ and the original article said:


“The Doone gang will be represented by 12 men of over 6’in height who have come with the company from London and some farmers from the Exford and Oare districts.

They have been engaged during the present week or so in growing suitable beards to enable them to invest their film roles with the requisite picturesqueness. Captain D Cole of Exford is mounting those of the company who are taking riding parts”.


The riding scenes were certainly authentic and quite thrilling. The harvest scene, which Joy found quite moving, was shot in a wheat field at Oareford which had been left uncut for the film. When Basil Dean – the producer was having difficulty getting sheep to graze in a particular field he was told:

‘Bain’t grazing ground!’


When the locals saw the film at the Regal they had two grumbles: the Doone gang rode so fast no-one could identify their friends and Lorna should have been a black-haired beauty, not a blonde. I was right incidentally - Victoria Hopper with the screechy singing voice, was married to the producer. And there was the lovely black- haired Margaret Lockwood at the beginning of her dazzling career.


We are off to Fremington on Saturday and the day we return our French son arrives which will be lovely. On Friday I’m having a treat - facial, neck and shoulders massage and a head massage which I find blissful. The facial isn’t ideal just before going away as it can bring out impurities but I can always keep my head down.

21 comments:

Queenie said...

I don't believe you've got any impurities! Am having my 'flu jab this afternoon. I hope you have a great time in Fremington.

Pat said...

Queenie: sweet of you to say so. Glad you're having the jab. I hoped to take the 'Solutions for writers' with me but there seems to be a problem. Nine times out of ten the second hand in Amazon works well. Serves me right for trying to economise. Remember to rest after the jab. I did virtually nothing the rest of the day.

kenju said...

I'll be thinking of you on Friday, and wishing I could be getting a facial and a massage too. Blissful is right!!

Pat said...

Judy: your turn next:)

R. Sherman said...

I've not had a flu shot for the last six years, primarily because prior to that, every time I got a flu shot, it worked, to wit, I got the flu immediately following the vaccination!

Cheers.

Maggie said...

I'm almost recovered from the flu shot here. Boy did that itch this year. Have a great visit to the cottage.

Kath said...

I always get the flu shot - and I never get the flu! :o)

sablonneuse said...

I've never had the 'flu jab and so far - touch wood, cross fingers and all that - it's been many years since I've had a bad bout of 'flu. BTW, after poopoohing my warning about the 'Grippe A' vaccine our home nurse showed me a letter from her union advising against it because it is not properly tested and contains toxic ingredients. I'm so relieved because she was going to have her 8 year old daughter vaccinated but now she won't.

Kim Ayres said...

Impurities, Pat? Part of the flavouring more like :)

Pat said...

Randall: well it does seem not to be right for you;)

Maggie : mines been fine until I read your comment and now it itches;)

Kath: that's what I like to hear.

Sandy: MTL said he thought we wold be offered swine 'flu jabs and I told him I didn't want it.

Kim: I'm going to take that as a compliment:)

Keith said...

". . . can always keep my head down". If you walk into a lamp post you'll get a head massage you hadn't planned on!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Naughty Captain D Cole! Naughty Pat!
Sx

Madame DeFarge said...

I think I need this type of hard working relaxation. Ideal for the stressed middle-ranking executive. Have a lovely time.

savannah said...

lovely and delicious, just like you, sugar! have a wonderful time! xoxo

(had my jab yesterday!)

Pat said...

Keith: oooh I hadn't thought of that.

Scarlet: tee hee! I knew you'd spot it:)

Madame D: some people do it regularly but I prefer to keep it as treat.

Savannah: thank you and good girl!

problemchildbride said...

dave loves his impurities. he calls them his "preservatives".

Me and mine have been jabbed and misted but it's been pretty thin on the ground with neck massages unless you count the near throttling of each other some mornings when it seems that all the shoes in the house have been posted to darkest Peru.

Have a lovely, restful massage treat, Pat, sweetiepie. You deserve it.

Pat said...

Sam: what a lovely Thursday morning surprise:) AND the sun is shining. Just make sure you're here when I get back. Please.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I was going to ask if the flu shot really works then I read R Sherman, hahaha.

I always imagine that the folks of ye olde times had black hair.

Pat said...

GG: I don't think they had discovered peroxide but they did have powdered wigs at one time.

Kanani said...

We're getting our flu shots as well. We're waiting until next Friday as this Friday I'll be in Las Vegas for a meeting. (Short trip, all business).

Pat said...

Kanani: hope yours isn't as uncomfortable as mine appears to be.