No, I'm not breaking out into a song by Lulu. I am sitting on the sofa with my little dog by my side. She's so faithful and loving and I was suddenly overwhelmed with sadness that I haven't been able to take her out for a walk, just her and me, for a year now. Out along the headlands and along the beach. Or even just round the block.
I long to just mosey up and down the high street by myself, stopping where I want, maybe trying on some clothes, or shoes! How I miss shoe shopping! My feet are so swollen and painful I can't buy anything here to fit me.
I can barely walk a hundred yards now without being in incredible pain and stiffness in my hips and lower back. I have a stick but it's really not helping at the moment.
Sorry, I'm having a real 'woe is me' moment brought on by my doggie's little trusting face.
As you were people, I'll be fine in a moment, I think I just have something in my eye