Oh what a sad day I have had.
First off, my train was cancelled, making me nearly forty minutes late for work this morning. I wouldn’t mind but this is the second time this has happened this week and it’s getting beyond a joke!
Then when I finally got to work I went to the kitchen to make tea and – we had run out of teabags. Yes! I couldn’t have any tea.
I proceeded to have the most DULL day imaginable involving spreadsheets and endless reading of wordy documents, which has now left me with a headache.
All day I was looking forward to going to Simon at Savidge Read’s book group, and meeting Claire from Paperback Reader and other book bloggers, but then I left work late so was running late for that. Not a good start. However, I got off the tube at Embankment, hurried over to the bridge, and went to the cafe I thought we were meeting in at the Royal Festival Hall just in time. I searched the cafe; I couldn’t see anyone. I put my glasses on and searched again; no. I walked all around; could I see anyone? No! So I assumed I must be in the wrong place and went off to explore the other cafes and bars; no one there either. So in the end I went off home, dejected and very disappointed, cursing my stupidity at not being able to find the book group or discuss the book I had read especially for it!!
So I got to the station and oh! what a surprise. I had just missed my train. So I had to get a train to a different station, then get the bus. It was ok, as I did have The Children’s Book to read, which is taking me FOREVER to get through by the way, as there is so much UNNECESSARY DETAIL in it that it takes about ten minutes to read one page, but I was feeling grumpy the whole way because I was hungry and tired and disappointed and A S Byatt was boring me. Then I got home to find an annoying ‘sorry, you were out’ notice from good old Royal Mail who have taken my amazon parcel to the sorting office because of course it’s not safe to leave a parcel in a COMPLETELY SECURE BLOCK OF FLATS! Grrrr!!! So I was looking forward to leafing through the copies of The Moonstone and Lady Audley’s Secret I ordered for Simon’s Sensation Season tonight but instead I will have to get up extra early to walk to the sorting office before I go to work tomorrow and collect them. Wonderful!
Then I made dinner and it was boring and unhealthy and now I feel headachy and moany and miserable because I SHOULD be at the Southbank Centre and I’m not because I’m too stupid and too blind!
So that is my tale of woe. This is probably the only self indulgent and miserable post you will ever read on here so enjoy it now! I’m only writing this because I am so upset about the book group, but I’ll be cheery again tomorrow, I promise. I will write a review of the Book Club Book, I Served the King of England tomorrow because I am too upset to write it now! I am going to make a cup of tea and watch a terrible American drama show instead to try and cheer myself up.
Thank you for reading! Now I have vented I feel much better!