Monday, 8 October 2012


I LOVE having my flu jab and can't wait till tomorrow for it. I even like the process: the orderly long queue four-deep outside the surgery an hour early; the smell of antiseptic and the motherly face of the nurse whose expression says, unnecessarily in my case of course, "Come on, be brave!" Most of all I enjoy thinking of us as a band of soldiers fighting those horrid little viruses which plot to lay us low in our beds coughing and suffering.  Swine flu, bird flu - I defy you and your works and hold out my arm in readiness.

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