OK, so the last two days I had the plague - or that's what it felt like anyhow. I know all about it you see because, quite by chance, our daughter has been learning about it at school. We've also been reading this book every night (although I have to confess she does get a bit restless from time to time, namely when nothing gruesome is happening! She keeps saying "when's someone gonna come down with it?").

Anyway, back to my plague, and the fact I am now waiting for the buboes and tokens to appear - and if you a) have no clue what I'm talking about, b) haven't a child learning about the Stuarts at school, or c) fancy some gruesome reading anyway, read here and here. The very good thing about being confined (!) was being able to spend a much needed day in bed, which involved catching up on a little light reading - namely Ros Byam Shaw's Perfect English Cottage - and thinking what luck to have chosen a time when hubby wasn't on his work travels and therefore on hand to administer copious hot lemon and honey drinks - so inconvenient when Mummy gets ill isn't it?

My plague symptoms by the way were/are chesty cough, head ache, runny nose ... hmm

Melodramatic? MOI?!


  1. hello kate. hope the plague leaves you soon, but make the most of any reading time while you can. x

  2. I wouldn't dare read too much about it - I would probably develop buboes on the spot! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your comment - I am sorry that it has taken so long for me to get back to you!

    Pomona x

  3. Hope you are feeling much better this morning Kate. Would love to read the plague book - I like a bit of gruesome now and again!

    Jeanne x

  4. Not at all though I do hope you feel better soon,

    Nina x

  5. Sounds like your symptoms are those of the pneumonic plague, rather than the bubonic one. Me too! (The perils of having studied history then archaeology, if not The Stewarts...) Thankfully, all treatable with antibiotics these days.

    Thanks very much for popping over. I shall have a bit of a re-stock of my shop when all my first items have arrived at their destination - I just want to check that everything arrives safely and that people are happy with their purchases before sending out any more...)


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