This bug or whatever it is seems to be on the way out, I would say I feel about 50% better, the scratchy throat and sore neck glands have gone. I still feel like I could do with a whole week's worth of sleep in one go, but am not as totally knackered and achy as I was. I think going upstairs to rest, read and nap has done me good, along with eating small healthy meals with plenty of veg and fresh fruit.
HH, thank you for the mention of Vit D for the immune system, I'd forgotten about that. We've taken D throughout the last 2 winters, but then stopped in spring when we were outside more. I've started taking them again now though. Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments, as always.
The weather has been so changeable over the past few days, one minute it's sunny, the next it's raining. We had some thunder yesterday afternoon, although I didn't see any lightning. It's hard to judge whether to put any washing out on the line.....it's bright sunshine at the moment, but apparently we could have thunderstorms again today. I don't want to be dashing outside every half hour to bring the washing in, or put it back out again, so today's load will go on the airer upstairs in the front bedroom which gets all the sun.
Husband's been doing more cooking, to help me out - I have to tell him exactly what to do though. He's doing tea tonight, a mushroom & cheese omelette with new potatoes and beans, nothing he can't easily cope with. He's making another small raised bed in the back garden - why, I don't know, he's got 2 or 3 that aren't currently being used! Still, it keeps him occupied....he's always happy when he's building something or other (and it means he's not indoors with the TV on!). I just wish he would start and finish one job at a time, instead of doing little bits here and there like he always does, nothing ever gets finished that way. He's got the attention span of a goldfish.
Looks like our neighbour's 70th birthday bbq on Saturday might be rained off, which I can't say I'm upset about.....there are several of his relatives and friends still coming, but we're not going if everyone's going to be inside - too much chance of catching (or spreading!) something. With husband going to hospital on Monday for his minor foot op, we don't want to run the risk of him coming down with something. I've kept my distance from him for the past week, so as to try and ensure I don't pass on whatever I've had to him. It's worked so far, he's fine.