24 May 2008


As I wrote in my kayak journal

Sometimes a cold is a cold, and other times it is man flu.

I had a choice when planning my recent trip to the US, to visit family before the cruise, or to cruise first, and then visit family. I chose the former, so that I could be home, and well rested enough to be able to enjoy Eurovision. Yes. I am a Eurovision dork, and I freely admit it. It starts in just a few minutes, and I am giddy with excitement. Or that might possibly be the wine. Tonia has just tossed a couple of steaks on the grill, and I am home, and getting over my jet lag, and also my man flu. I even napped today, so I can stay up late and enjoy the glorious foolishness that has become my favorite TV event in recent years.

Posted on May 24, in Blog


  1. bells wrote:

    oh I think it makes sense to plan travel around Eurovision!

    Wasn’t Moldova fantastic? That teddy bear and the way she almost fell off the couch!!

    Posted on 5.24.08 ·
  2. Jules H wrote:

    Damn! Just realised yesterday was not the last Friday of the month! Oh well, 6 more to go then! 🙂

    Posted on 5.24.08 ·
  3. Hanna wrote:

    I often think that the only thing better than an exciting trip is coming back home. Wine, grilled steaks, and a good show sound heavenly.

    Posted on 5.25.08 ·
  4. Nic wrote:

    Loved the knitting brides in Bosnia & Herzagovina’s entry, although the song was a little … shouty. Loved loved loved the pirates – Latvia I think? Personal favouritre for the song itself has to be Greece, i thought it was ace. Was VERY disturbed by the Spanish entry, so disturbed in fact that I had to put my knitting down for fear of poking myself in the eyes…

    Ah… another lovely Eurovision!

    Posted on 5.28.08 ·
  5. Zabet wrote:

    Eurovision! The perfect thing to watch online while I lay in my sickbed, dying of your man flu. (I don’t care if you can’t catch germs via Skype, I’m blaming you.)

    Posted on 5.30.08 ·
  6. Abby wrote:

    Hi Brenda,

    Wishing you a speedy recovery! (and selfishly your return to the most addictive and wonderful podcast in cyberspace)

    Posted on 5.30.08 ·
  7. You know that spot on the back of your hand, between the thumb and forefinger? The big meaty part? Press that! And 2 inches away from your wrist, on the back of your forearm. *hugs*

    Posted on 5.30.08 ·
  8. jamie wrote:

    Hi Brenda, I talked to you briefly on the Sea Socks and when I said I lived near Lorna’s Laces you asked if I had any recording equipment, I said I didn’t but one of my friends does. Was there anything you wanted recorded?

    Posted on 6.5.08 ·
  9. Julie M wrote:

    There is a very funny youtube video about a man-cold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz6DktXFvg4

    Posted on 6.9.08 ·

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