Monday, 4 February 2008

Freak-face

Woke up yesterday to discover I had mutated into a freak overnight - huge puffed-up face, swollen eyelids, all blotchy and weird-looking. I think it must have been an allergy to the oyster sauce I'd eaten on Saturday night, or maybe I was pulling a face in my sleep when the wind changed, I dunno . It still hasn't gone right down - I had to do the school run looking like I'd gone ten rounds with a bag of spanners which made me feel a tad self-conscious. "Have you been crying?" my nice neighbour asked when she saw me.

Sigh. Won't be serving oysters at the wedding, then. I don't think Bride of Frankenstein is the look I'm after. Talking of The Wedding, my new column is up on Bridalwave today. You can take a look here...

Freakshow face aside, what about Lost last night, then? Ooooh, it was a corker, I thought. So good to have it back on the box at last. Lots of clues and hints, and I love the flash-forwards. Nice touch. But oh....so sad about Charlie all over again!

Right, off to put the frozen peas on my eyes again...

13 comments:

Pacha said...

OH NO! Poor you!...But look on the bright side fortunately you have discovered you have an allergy to oyster sauce NOW and not, lets say, your wedding morning!

I haven't seen one episode of Lost and now I am soooooo out of it. Have to watch from the beginnning apparently. My brother and his girlfriend are addicted and sit and do all sorts of calculations while watching. I don't know WHAT they're talking about.

But something tells me I should find out!

Pacha said...

Just read your article. Made me laugh. Now you have swollen face and the fact you are getting married AFTER having children to explain! (sorry, this possibly isn't funny really and I have abruptly stopped laughing). I was pregnant before I got married and when I told my elder sister (a very clever woman I have always see as rooted in modern society/civilisation with a career as pedriatrician and with 4 daughters of her own) she said, "But you're not married!" I am STILL in shock that she, of all people, said that to me.

Oh and the wedding will be fantastic. I think you should go to Legoland on honeymoon too! What more could you want? lego beach, lego sun, swim in lego sea?

Lane said...

Am jealous (not of your poor face) but of LOST. I was glued to the first 2 series and then the meanies put it on Sky and as we're still hicks with old fashioned TV and a freeview box which only works when there are no leaves on the trees (and only seems to have QVC anyway), I was most upset.
Glad you enjoyed it though. I've got a lot of catching up to do one day!

Like Pacha says, good job to have found out now re. oysters!!

Will nip over and read your column:-)

JJ said...

Oh my god, how awful. (But quite funny the way you told it - the spanners...)

Lost? No idea.

I'm off to read your article.

I hope your face goes down (?!)
JJx

Lucy Diamond said...

Pacha, I am still a mutant *sob* and have had so many strange looks today because of it! But yes, thank goodness we didn't decide to have a big oyster wedding cake or anything. It might have been the quickest wedding on record...

Lane - I was the same, we didn't have Sky until we moved here (and found out we couldn't even get Freeview! Sod that, I thought, and gave in to the Murdoch pound.) We got the Lost 3 box set out on DVD the other month which was fab - no adverts for starters - and totally indulged in a LOST-fest. It's not too late!

JJ, I still look like I've been in a punch-up but now have some anti-histamines in my possession - just wish they'd work a bit faster!

Leigh said...

I sympathise with this one. Over the weekend I wrote some marvellous writing idea on the back of my hand in the middle on the night, only to wake up in the morning to find the words indelibly printed on my face; it wouldn't come off.

But at least it was the weekend! It had gone by school-run time! Poor you!!!

pierre l said...

Sorry to read about the swelling, but I really enjoyed that column, I guess we have to wait a whole month for the next instalment, though.

Lucy Diamond said...

Leigh, written all over your face, eh? Glad it came off eventually! If my mush is still lumpy tomorrow, I'll be wearing my sunglasses on the school run. Even if it's peeing down!

Oh cheers Pierre, nice of you to say so! Afraid you're right about having to wait another month for the next column though - my wedding plans are progressing so slowly, it takes that long for there to be anything to report!

Angie said...

Oh you poor thing! Hope those antihistamines kick in soon and you are at least receiving good sympathy at home. I couldn't help but laugh during your story (sorry!), but you do tell a good tale. Your blog always makes me smile, so there's an award for you over on mine. Cheers.

Sarah*G* said...

Oh I love Lost too. Glad the end is in sight though I will get a bit fed up shouting at the TV when each episode ends. (Usually goes along the lines of "NOOOOO! Can't end like that!! Need to know what happens!" I have so far avoided throwing things at the TV in a strop though!)

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh thanks Angie! The anti-histamines haven't done their job so far, I still look like a monster. Maybe this is it for the rest of my life, aarrgh!

Hi SarahG, they are such teasers, aren't they? Talk about spin the thing out. But ooh Sunday nights have suddenly become a lot more interesting now Lost is back!

Michelle said...

I do hope you're a bit better now! A reader, AND a Lost fan? Cool! :) I LOVE that show!

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh Michelle, me too, I am soooo excited that it's back!