Thank you once again for the lovely and supportive comments, and the emails, people are so kind (especially complete strangers!). And Joan in Devon, thank you, you're right, I don't have to explain or justify myself.
I was told something yesterday which really upset me (nothing to do with the blog), consequently I had hardly any sleep last night....that and the noisy gale going on throughout the night (and which is still raging) kept me awake, so feel like death warmed up. And sod's law, we have a busy day, just when I don't feel like doing anything. Got to take Betty to the vet at 9.15, her ear infection is back. Then it's my boob squashing, luckily the hospital is on the way back from the vets. We need to go shopping as well, whether I feel up to doing that straight after the mammogram remains to be seen, we might just take Betty home (we'd have to leave her in the car whilst we do the shopping anyway, which I'm not keen on doing) and go out again later.