Here we are, another Friday, this one pretty similar to last Friday in that I am obscenely jet lagged. The spud has been home for a week and is back on normal schedule however I ended up in Abu Dhabi this week on business and it just added to my general sense of surreality, going from a foot of snow to 40 degrees celsius and cfrossing three continents and 12 hour time differentials in 4 days.
As normal, Charlie affected not to notice that I was gone but gave me about a hundred kisses when I got in and has been sweet as pie ever since which is really lovely.
All this has faded to nought however with the onset, half an hour ago, of what is surely chicken pox, given that it's going around the nursery. He's just woken up with a raging fever and a belly full of spots, demanding, rather un-characteristically, cold water in a cup. He is surely ill.