Well, I'm more or less recovered now. At 11.30 this morning I was in bed and feeling too weak to get out; at 3.00 pm I was in work and logged on. Unfortunately we're so mind-blowingly busy I didn't have time to tell anyone that I had dragged myself from my sick-bed to sacrifice myself for the company, so my efforts are probably unappreciated.
Thanks to those who sent nice messages of sympathy; hope
missmurchison , who was also ill, is also recovered.
limerickgirl , who I notice has return Friended me. I loved your fic "Restitution". Before I spotted you on LiveJournal I hadn't realised that your pen-name comes from your location; I kept reading your stuff expecting to come across passages on the lines of:
"There was a young lady from Bude
Who was fond of a swim in the nude
She was bit on the ass
By a twenty-pound Bass
And said something exceedingly rude"
and was getting a little perplexed at the absence of any such passages.
And now, revitalised, although still tired and with some stomach pain, I return to my writing. Don't all cheer at once.