I can't remember the last time I've felt so ill for so long. Now that I'm on my feet I'm mindful of not overdoing it. The moment it really hit home was being unable to walk upstairs after coming down to make a cup of tea.
As well as the usual exertions in running our house, Rachel looked after me. I also feel very lucky to have some very loyal and hardworking colleagues who I know have really knuckled down. Can't believe I missed our Lancashire Dealmakers Awards at Ewood on Thursday, but by all accounts Mark Edwardson and Lisa Miles did a grand job.