…Actually it was one day's drinking and three days of catching up on the telly that I'd recorded, but the “three days” thing is a line from one of my favourite songs.
So three days of rest and recovery from the holiday, and as I sit and type this I'm three short hours from heading back to work. Then I have some writing to do for a few people and then I suspect I'll have to start work on the sequel to 'Blood, Sweat and Tea'.
I was giving some thought about the sequel, about making at least a third of it original content by looking back at my time as an A&E nurse. Then I got an email from an A&E doctor who has written a book about working in an A&E department. This meant I was going to have to trawl through this obviously inferior manuscript so that I wouldn't be accused of pinching his ideas.
Except that the swine has written a really good book.
I would say that if you like my writing, you'll like this – 'Dr Nick' explains what happens after I wave goodbye to my patients at the hospital, he also writes well on the politics that are screwing up the NHS. Funny and touching, while cynical he does also have a soft spot for the same sorts of patients that I like.
I can highly recommend this book – I enjoyed it, even though for me it's a busman's holiday.
It's also cheap.