The combination of a bug going round and stress of work and life all got together and conspired to lay me low, and lay me low they did. For several days I was unfit for purpose and hallucinating and living in a strange flexible time – thankfully, all over that now, and whilst I am now a stone lighter, I would not recommend that as a method.
In the midst of this, and with unfortunate timing, Lord Marcus arrived – though perhaps having to leave him with his own space for a few days was the perfect thing. A gorgeous black and white quirky cat – a few days later and he’s very happy here, with his own routine, and happy with the garden and such. A lovely gent.