Why do people say they’ve got the flu? It feels like the flu’s got me – in hard, sharp talons.

Mind you, at least my son is ten now. I got flu when he was about two, and he used to come and hit me on the head with a toy car so I’d get up and play with him. Now he gives me hugs and sympathetic little pats.

Once when he was, I think, four, I told him I couldn’t play because I was full of cold. Ten minutes later he came back and asked, “Are you empty of cold yet, Mummy?”

I’m going back to bed.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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