I seem to have twice as much to do here as I have at home (on reflection, perhaps I actually do). At present, I can’t keep up; I’m wearing too many hats. Last night I fell into bed at 9:30, exhausted. I just hope things improve in the coming weeks.

I will certainly be returning home fitter. The daily climb up the hill from the shops is a killer. It leaves me breathless and all my muscles ache.