After the good news that I can spend Christmas at home, I’m now preparing myself for next Tuesday or Wednesday when I will have to be admitted for some treatment of various sorts.
When I say “preparing” I mean mentally as well as physically. For all my ailments, I have never needed to spend anytime in hospital and appointments have always been as an out-patient, so this will be a new experience for me. I should be in for at least a week so I’m expecting to be severely bored on more than one occasion. Fortunately, I am equipped with one vital piece of essential kit: my iPod.
I’ve subscribed to a few podcasts as I’ve never actually tried them before - I was mildly surprised and glad to see that they’re all free, so I downloaded plenty. I’ve also been looking at some audiobooks, but they’re quite expensive on the iTunes music store (18GBP for any of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and between 18GBP and 45GBP for any of the Harry Potter books!) so I may just stick to a few comedy ones, e.g. Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey and The Two Ronnies.
Any pointers to some cheap (or free) audiobook sites would be greatly appreciated and will be rewarded with, erm, me smiling and thinking nice things about you.