Now I am thinking all sorts, but logic took over and I realised that my dose of whatever this virus was, started to accentuate a problem I have had for years and just lived with. My right eye sort of follows my left by a split second. I think my brain has just been compensating for it. Over the years this condition has worsened and I had not realised. Being ill had slowed this process down to a point where my brain could not cope, The result was, not only was I seeing double, the strain was giving me a headache.
|Wow! Is that what is says...|
Just as I thought I could get around to thinking about a spot of fishing the Flu-type bug came back with a vengeance. I am not one for going down with colds and flu, but this is the worst bug I can ever remember catching. It is completely debilitating making even thinking hard work - Okay, harder than usual.
It is now Sunday 25th January and I seem to be on the end of it being left with a persistent cough and sore eyes but at least I can see to read and type (as you can see!) with a degree of ease. For the past few nights I have not had much sleep as laying down evokes a coughing fit. I can sit at the table and read so that is what I have done for the last couple of nights I have read, methodically, every word of last week's Angling Times from page one. Now I have an even bigger list of things I want to do. Hopefully that will start to come to fruition over the next few weeks.
Just prior to Christmas I ordered some tackle as a Christmas present to myself, expecting it to arrive after the holiday. To my surprise it arrived the day before Christmas eve. Yes first class from Royal Mail parcel post does work sometimes! However Father Christmas did not look like I remember him as a kid. I am not sure if it was the lack of long white beard or the dreadlocks that gave the game away...
|Very neat and only £14.00 including the postage!|
|The pole extends to just over 6ft - perfect!|
The barb was flattened and I honed the point with a fine diamond card.The end result looks about right to me so I will give it a go. I had ordered some 'little rubbery fish' that are supplied with hooklengths and hooks. They have now arrived during my period of non-activity. At first glance they look similar to my effort albeit that they are a fair bit thinner. Can't wait to have a go at this lightweight dropshotting all I need to do now is buy a rod and reel. Christmas sorted out enough funds to but the rod, now all I need to do is find enough cash to buy the reel...