Although I'm still feeling dog rough, the antibiotics have atleast given me a new lease of life - so this weekend I threw off the duvet and endless DVD repeats and started to get back to life as normal.
Saturday there was plenty of activity in the constituency - with teams out in Eaton, Bowthorpe, Catton Grove and Wensum (yes, Wensum). Although I wasn't there we apparently got a great response in a traditional non-Conservative part of the ward. Our candidate there, Paul Wells, was pretty enthused by the response by all accounts. I managed to trudge round for a few hours in Bowthorpe but eventually my cough got the better of me. I spoke to a lot of people in that time and learnt a few things about former Labour Councillor Ron Borrett that I didn't know before! Maybe more on that later... I like canvassing in Bowthorpe at the moment because there seems to be a real feeling that things are, slowly, getting better in the area. A real sense of hope for the future.
Thanks God I was feeling better by Sunday morning because we had a crowd round at ours for Emily's birthday (Mark I) - the first of numourous events this week! A couple of bottles of decent red seemed to do more for me than all the antibiotics in the world ... I'd forgotten how our friends without children still like to party. Still, always good to be the (most) sober one at the end of the night.
I have finished the day, depressingly, but cross referencing various notes for our manifesto for this year's elections. We have the formal meeting for that on Tuesday so should be interesting. We have some pretty radical proposals this year so keep half an eye out!
It's been a long time since I have felt this good at the end of a busy weekend ... and actually looking forward to work again tomorrow. Life, as they say, is good.