Woke up at 430 this morning with trapped nerve in back. 7 hours in A&E – morphine, co-codomol, anti-inflammatorys. Still painful. Osteopath this afternoon. Interview for a job I really really want this evening. Let’s hope they want a Nanny off her head on painkillers clutching one arm. If anybody can fish this bloody nerve out of my body please call.

London weekend

Think I might have put a little too much bubble bath in!

The hotel had choice of Asian. Lebanese or English breakfast buffets – I had a mixture of all three! Rice and dhal, pitta, hummus, couscous and fava beans and a hash brown. It was far nicer than the full English.

Kensal Green Cemetery is fascinating – could spend hours in there. Oh, we just did.Now for a pint to celebrate being alive. — with Philip Burke at The Masons Arms NW10.

  back to the tedium of everyday life tomorrow- but here is a view from Primrose Hill to mark the end of our stay