Corset production has slowed down for two reasons. 1) it is nearly finished (hurrah!), 2) Jimmy has been horizontal for the last 5 days. This afternoon, after refusing several tempting suggestions to sit in the lounge all cosy with mugs of hot tea and rugs watching his favourite programmes with the dog at his feet, I thought I better have him seen to. A 13 year old boy who doesn't want to watch TV isn't right! But Jimmy is never never ill. I can't even remember the last time I took him to the doc's since he was a baby, and it's been a job to get him to talk about his symptoms. "I'm fine" or "I'm better than yesterday" is all he would mumble, but this evening it took me a whole hour to get him out of the house and down to the surgery. After a further hour of waiting for the duty doctor, it seems that he has pneumonia!! It also seems that I don't have a son who does anything by halfs!! So now, while Mr Marmalade has rushed off to get some antibiotics, Jimmy has retired to a horizontal position on the sofa, with rugs, no tea, and has requested a Pot Noodle for dinner. So things are looking up already!