There's a terrible tendency for people (and I include myself) to write about holidays and illnesses. I suppose this is because we mooch about from day to day and nothing much happens but then we're pitched into situations where a lot happens, like a holiday (I like to have a lot going on when I'm on holiday) or, say a hospital stay (when we all hope for quite the opposite in the lots-going-on department).
When this website was in the planning stage I vowed that I would avoid these subjects.
However, this week I've been laid low, some might say flattened, by vicious common cold germs, and next week I'm going to Venice. So, watch this space. Because the title I Promise... might have been amended to Like a Dying Duck at The Doges Palace.