Been back to work with a huge bang! A week of seminars and meetings in the Netherlands. Great to see colleagues again and I feel good and confident about the RETRACK project. Delft is a lovely town, so very charming and yet living and vibrant as well. Sadly I was drowned in rainstorms several times and I have awoken today with my sore throat far worse, something heading to my ears and nose and my chest getting wheezy. I had my friends Simon and Andrew coming today but I decided I needed to be a good host and offer them the choice not to catch my illness. So I am on my own, Ann is in London, and despite my introverted tendencies I am quite lonely. Ah well. Bed and rest and I hope I shake it off.