The good news is we are both still sane. I'm also hugely relieved that, apparently, this is the only childhood illness apart from colds and flues that children get.
Less good is that James is although he is healing well, he won't be well in time to go to nursery, which is a shame for us both.
He has some blisters in his ear and so far he has stuck a raisin in there to scratch them; and a stick! In general he is in very good form and taking it all in his stride, so I am lucky.
This morning the land lady minded him while I nipped out to get some supplies at the corner shop. The plan for today is to make coconut macaroons this afternoon, a sweet treat and it passes some time!