voicemail message from the publishing exec. Frankly, I am gratified. The great news is, miraculously, it seems to be just giving up and going away. My face is blotch free. It has abandoned its assault on my neck. My torso is returning slowly to its pale and interesting self. Only my legs continue swollen and unhappy which was a disaster last week but this week, I’m inclined to view much more positively. The fourth dermatologist can only
see me in May – obviously she doesn’t regard this as urgent (sniff). Am hoping to be entirely better by then and save myself 50 quid.
on 06 April 2005 at 21:18
May I suggest San Rocco (Saint Roch) in the case of skin rashes and diseases. I always consult the Saint Index at a time like this.
on 06 April 2005 at 21:59
Yay! Bye-bye rash, bye-bye.
on 07 April 2005 at 01:15
More one for St Jude, I’d have thought….
on 07 April 2005 at 02:51
I think Bobble was talking about the rash, not the affected person, JD.
on 07 April 2005 at 10:31
Oh hooray. Get theee gone from our Waffly, nasty rash.
on 07 April 2005 at 19:58
Yes, FT, good thought. Bobble, isn’t he mostly for plague victims?? Indeed Druid, Norah getting better all the time. Jack – you have little faith.
on 07 April 2005 at 21:25
San Rocco is venerated in Venice for plague relief and for conditions caused by exposure to damp/living on water. San Rocco and Job (who is a saint in Italy) are very popular in Venice.My personal fave is Santa Rita. When an ordinary miracle just isn’t enough you call Santa Rita, Saint of impossible miracles.
on 08 April 2005 at 03:19
Yeah, Santa Rita is the best. Call on her when you can’t find a parking space. It even worked in Naples, where there are like a thousand cars per square meter.
on 08 April 2005 at 23:38
Respectful disagreement, Tuck.
St Jude — Patron of Hopeless Cases.
I know these things
on 09 April 2005 at 14:08
Oh I am so taken by Saint Rita. Forget Jude and Rocco, Rita is the woman for me.
on 10 April 2005 at 21:35
More fans for Santa Rita… I feel a pilgrimage to Foligno coming on.
The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria sums the story up quite well.
on 11 April 2005 at 11:26
Tuscany and Umbria? Why didn’t you say so… g’luck Jude, see you some other time!