I am back and feeling much better, thanks. Ms Robyn, I did not get round to the mustard bath, but I did try the honey lemon and thyme- amazingly soothing, thank you! I sipped while wrapped in my crochet blanket, watching an old Hitchcock film- The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Now, do you have one of those days that you think will be stressful and trying, but is in fact, quite wonderful? Today was such a day. We have this marvellous thing called the Three Foot People Festival, for preschoolers in our park. They have a ticket to come in, and there are stands of information, such as us from the library, and also a giant sandpit, petting zoo, face paints, making a magic wand, fairy wings or flower fairies, also baby yoga sessions, our very own wonderful Bookstart session and more. It is paradise. The park is transformed- there are wonderful tents and marquees, and bunting everywhere. There are these giant coloured metal things like towers with butterflies and flowers on them, and an archway for them to enter through (a tall arch for their grownup, and a little one for them!)
I do sometimes find such things stressful- I am quite shy by nature. Small people scare me. But it has been a wonderful day.