Things improve: I'm still a bit chesty but less achy, so another day off should see me fine. Lest it be thought I am utterly idling, I have finally got around to looking into the possibility of doing some night classes to brush up me brain. Ages ago, I got a ILA account, through which HMG (Jockland) gives me £200 to spend on courses. I fancied cooking, but the only ones available were for professional qualifications. So I looked around and realised I could always brush up my long defunct foreign language skills - revitalise my schoolboy French! The Council do an evening class from Jan 26 and Embra Yooni do a course from 11 April. So I shall begin to explore these avenues tout suite!