Really? Well that was nice. I hope you enjoyed it.
Me? Kind of you to ask. I had the flu!
Isn’t that typical? It started around half past seven on Christmas Eve evening and cleared just in time to wave goodbye to the holiday week. So, in fact, not real flu, just a nasty old fluey type bug, but enough to keep me in bed all day on the 25th and to stop me visiting your blogs to wish you Merry Christmas and replying to all your kind suggestions for new reading material.
Of course, I didn’t need new reading material. As soon as I could crawl round the bedroom I dragged out my Harry Potter CDs and just let Stephen Fry read me back to sleep with all those well loved stories. There are times when only old friends will do.
The Bears were strictly forbidden to come anywhere near me. Comforting though their presence would have been, can you imagine what it would have been like if all ten of them had gone down with a beary lurgy at the same time? If you will excuse the pun, it simply doesn’t bear thinking about.
So, apologies for my tardiness and I’ll catch up with you all over the next few days. Oh, and a belated Merry Christmas.