One of the things I love about my MacBook Pro and wireless internet is that any room in my house can be an office. After several days of sniffling and sneezing with an incipient cold I have allocated today for working from bed.
This has the enormous advantage of leaving plenty of room for as many of our three cats as care to join me, and space for the phone, box of tissues, cup of tea, sundry potions, and, not too far way, a plastic container of medicinal chocolate wheaten biscuits.
iTunes is sending pleasant background music through the low-end home theatre system in the lounge. Rain and wind are hammering at the windows. I’m snug.
Truth be told, I’m feeling much better than I was the last couple of days. Yesterday I visited my neighbour Rebecca for an acupuncture treatment. Needles and moxa burning, and perhaps the course of nature, have cleared my head, largely done away with the runny nose and possibly completely avoided the whole sore throat and persistent cough business.