Thanks everyone for your responses. I've just got back from looking at the Opera house all lit up by an artist called Brian Eno. I can't get over how a few lights can so totally transform such a familiar landmark. Simply stunning. Raised my spirts amazingly.
Morgoth I've actually been trying to walk without limping since the physio told me she thought it was all linked, she also told me to take smallersteps not my normal big strides but I can't say I've got there yet. Infact I've rung my rheumy to get them jabbed with cortisone again, this constant throbbing is making it hard to have conversations. I see her tomorrow.
Thanks Pete for making me smile, Anice, PAlady and White Beard for your lovely caring words. Hi Dani and welcome too, must away its definately my bedtime here in OZ 11pm, golitho