I’ve been taken out by a bug. Missed my 65 birthday – my lovely family had planned a surprise party at the Falcon in Uppingham – would have been a new experience – but in the event I surprised them and couldn’t make it! hope to haha replay on 28th December instead. In bed for FOUR DAYS! What a start to retirement. Had lots of cards and good wishes – they worked as I’m getting better. Thanks to everyone. So poorly I couldn’t look after my horse – that is the real measure of sickness I think. Missed the next Sunday instalment of the story of the Churro Fleece which is due to cross the Atlantic soon…more about that next and must get better for next Tuesday!