It's been a bit of a non-day, or a "nay" as I like to call them. I had a lie-in, and woke up naturally after dreaming that I'd gone back to my old school to re-take my A-levels. I can only think the dream was a direct response to the new A* grade which arrived for the first time this year, in the process entirely devaluing the A (without a star) I got for my own A-level music!
I spent the afternoon making horrible biscuits to celebrate Nathan's return from France. I didn't set out to make them horrible, but had to use self-raising flour instead of plain flour, which gave the biscuits a curiously fluffy yet bitter taste. I smothered some in chocolate, some in jam, and others in a mix of icing sugar and lemon to disguise the taste. I burnt the rest by mistake, so had to throw them in the bin.
Nathan returned from France with even more pretty pictures drawn with permanent ink on his back. They are absolutely beautiful, but are red raw and angry-looking, and my first task was to rub cream over them which was a curiously unsettling experience.
I'm feeling considerably better than yesterday, but am still utterly wiped-out and fell asleep on the sofa in front of the telly this evening like a little old man. I dreamed that I was lying on a beach in the Caribbean and only realised when I opened my eyes that an angle-poise lamp was shining directly onto my face.
We watched The Great British Bake Off and I instantly became emotionally involved. Some poor chap had his ice cream taken out of the freezer by a wicked woman who said he had his own freezer. I absolutely supported his decision to have a tantrum and throw everything in the dustbin. I'd have done exactly the same thing. In my view, the woman who'd sabotaged his ice cream should have been disqualified, but everyone decided to focus on the way he responded to the situation she'd caused. Frankly, if that had been me, I'd have taken out her pudding with a hammer and a blow torch and seen how she responded to that. I suspect anarchy isn't the way forward for the Great British Bake Off, but it might be worth a go.