OK, I know it is raining but I have had a very sociable weekend being entertained by good friends who I find easy to talk to and whom I really like.
An old friend came to stay and he too was on good form.
Then yesterday I had my last kung fu lesson before my instructor flew off to China for a few weeks with some of my other martial arts friends.
On Thursday this week a theatre company called Are You Sitting Comfortably? are performing one of my short stories in London and the following Thursday I shall be doing my first proper poetry reading here in my home town of Lewes.
So things are good and I have many reasons to be cheerful.
The trouble is that I have still not recovered as much as I hoped from that damnable brain haemorrhage so whenever I throw myself back into life with any real energy, illness comes back to haunt me and I get overwhelmed by tiredness in a way that people without brain injury can never appreciate.
I am off to the Eye Hospital shortly about my still recurring double vision and so that now all too familiar hospital environment is about to encircle me again.
So I think of Ian Dury at times like these and tell myself to snap out of it….Ian Dury was much more inspiring than Julie Andrews and her “Favourite Things” – he knew that being cheerful takes a bit of muscle. Hey, I am OK now!