Today I am looking forward to getting out of the house. I haven't been out, except with dogs, and that doesn't really count.

I have not been to the shops for nearly two weeks and apart from the people I live with I haven't spoken to another living soul.

I have had another cold, that is two in one year. I hadn't had a cold for ten years before this. They have left me feeling run down, full of congestion and lazy.

The sun is shining so I am going to brave the cold and venture into town.

Linda Heywood