>Are parrots sick?

>I have been a little under the weather for the past couple of days. I did do a training ride last night, but it has made me sicker. I hope it’s not the old hypochondria. Or displacement-itis. Is self-pity a symptom?

J leaves for another year in China today. Even with a couple of hours to go he’s prevaricating over which job to take. The boy is a star. He might work in Xian – home of the famous Terry Cottle’s army.

We, on the other hand, are beginning to get stressed about a week in Normandy. We do have a list – so everything should be all right. Being away means that we will be off line for seven days which, I have a sneaking suspicion, may help the writing.