all of a sudden everything feels hot. The air I breathe out, the back of my neck, inside my eyelids. I’m sure I have a fever but the digital thermometer I have at home doesn’t seem to work and the instructions are all in German. I call up the doctor’s clinic at lunch time and was told the earliest appointment is 4.45pm and I’d have to wait anyway.

I gave up. Went home, had a bit of porridge. But didn’t feel like sleeping so I organised my iTunes library and updated the musicality pages on the website.

I still feel hot. My throat feels dry. I’m either very hot or very cold. I put on an extra shirt only to take it off again in a while.

Ok, that’s it. I’m sick.