I was going to write a big long blog entry this evening but at around 9.45pm I lost the needle I was using to sew with while I was sitting on the couch – in the very spot Amelia sits to watch Bear in the Big Blue House every morning. I have just spent three quarters of an hour looking for it and found it (with the help of a torch) right down inside the gap between the arm and the base where it would never have seen the light of day again let alone cause any harm – but I found it – and now I am going to bed.