Right, that’s most of today’s chores complete. I went shopping at the local Somerfield and carried the bags the kilometre or so back to the flat. It’s bloody freezing outside, and my fingers were extremely cold by the time I stepped into the lovely warmth. A few minutes later I noticed that one of them had swelled considerably. Weird, that’s never really happened to me before. Is it common? What happens if you’re wearing a ring? That would hurt!

I then stabbed myself with a very sharp knife while cutting a bread roll, resulting in a surprising amount of blood, and I of course have no plasters nearby – that would be far too sensible. Fear not, my dear readers, I shall continue blogging with fat, bloody digits. There’re plenty of news items I wanted to comment on, so I’ll probably put them into their own posts to save any debates getting confusing.