For those of you who read the Sunday Salon from last week, which was posted slightly late will know that I am currently out of kilter with Sciatica. I phoned the NHS Physiotherapy department last Monday to be told there are no appointments until December, so I made contact with a private one and had an appointment on Friday. This particular physio practices acupuncture and I do not like needles, no matter how big or small there are. Running out of the room was not option, so I was a brave girl! I left the room an hour later with a real sense of exhaustion and some exercises to do at home. I find release in sitting or laying down, and find walking and stairs tricky, really that should be very tricky, as this house has lots of stairs and is over by 3 levels.
I have spent the last week reading though a pile of papers in my study, I have read a bit and watched some television. I am not a fan of day time television and find that I get a bit bored with it all. I have made a few notes for some book reviews that I need to post. To be quite honest, I feel very out of sorts and want to get back to normality, nothing seems to be holding my attention. The one thing I seem to have done with any real enthusiasm is sleep.
Book reviews to post are
- Jersey Evacuees Remember Edited by Peter Tabb
- Tracing Your Channel Island Ancestors by Marie-Louise Backhurst (review for Federation of Family History Societies)
- Husbands May Come and Go, But Friends Are Forever by Judith Marshall (review for Adopt an Indie Month) (ebook)
- The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes
- The Generation Game by Sophie Duffy (Inspired by an article in the local paper; the author is local)