1. Nick decides he is ill enough to work from home.
2. Alec is looking peaky, and coughing occasionally. I call the health visitor, and she gives me a list starting with saline nose drops, and ending with toast and butter and marmalade (for us). "You're in a survival situation with both of you ill," she says. "Don't do any cooking -- eat what you've got in the freezer. That's what it's there for."
3. Toasted crumpets with plenty of butter and salt. I can't taste much -- but I can taste salt.