I have been ill. I came home from work on Tuesday morning, stayed home Wednesday and Thursday, and came home again on Friday morning. I have been ill for five and a half days. It is a virus so there is no point going to the doctor, except to find out how people manage to in Canberra where, by all accounts, there are no medical centres and all the private practices are full and taking no new clients. Maybe I'll just pretend I'm not ill on Monday because it is not much fun, and not any fun it couldn't be if I were not ill. I may not be completely rational now, I am ill.