By Queen B-Lyn

I’ve just got back from a very interesting trip to Poland (more about that later) and here I am, really ill again. I’ve got a terrible cough, temperature and the sniffles. I’m so ill that I actually blacked out for a couple of seconds on the coach from Stansted. I broke out in a terrible sweat, I heard a buzzing and I knew I was losing consciousness. Luckily I was already lying down. Then I turned freezing cold, so I huddled under my coat and went back to sleep. Today I’ve just coughed and slept all day.

It’s not a coincidence that I always catch something when I fly with a certain low-cost (as long as you don’t have any luggage, food, etc) airline. I wonder if they ever clean out their air condition or is that part of their money-saving plans as well? Quite honestly, I’m sick of being sick after a trip abroad.

We’re forced to go through the most intensive security, but we’re in more danger of being killed through something that we actually catch when we get on the plane! Thank goodness my next trip abroad is with Eurostar. The station’s easier to get to, the security’s more relaxed, we’re allowed to carry more weight, we’re not under pressure and, quite honestly, the trip is quicker if you’re travelling under 600 kms.

Right, back to bed for me!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.