I said, yesterday, that I was due for an anti-tetanus booster, and Blue Witch kindly commented that, as far as she knew, one only needs two adult boosters on top of the childhood vaccinations to have protection for life. So I rang to confirm that and it is indeed true. Further vaccinations will do no harm but are not necessary.
Tetanus is such a strong infection that contracting it does not give you immunity, but the vaccine, after five doses, does, for life. So next time I get a splinter from elderly dead wood or rub earth in a wound, that's one thing less to worry about.
Thanks, BW - and in return, I've been doing some experimentation on touchscreens. It's not the coldness of one's fingers that is the problem, it's dryness. Cold and dry often go together, of course, but using moisturiser or simply slightly wetting a fingertip solves the problem.
Several times, recently, the Sage has come to me, anxiously asking for help with his laptop. In each case, it's actually been a flat battery. Today, it wouldn't come on, again. It was plugged in and all the connections seemed okay - but I was cooking dinner, so I didn't have time to do anything then. Later, when he was busy with a long phone call, I took the computer, plugged it in again and wiggled the lead - and it started to charge. If only all problems could be solved that easily, but he does now think I'm a whizz at problem solving. It is a faulty lead though, he'll probably have to get a new one at some time.
Photos now - yesterday, or possibly the day before, there was a fine rainbow, which I could see from my desk here.
And today, I visited Weeza, Zerlina and Augustus.
Next Wednesday, I'm going to London for an appointment at the Islington flats. Wink may be able to come up to meet me for lunch, and I've also emailed my friend Lynn (the poet, whose book launch I wrote about a few months ago) to see if she's free when she's finished work.