It's been a horrible week... I am so pleased to back home watching the wildlife in my garden.
This little Greenfinch (in moult) looks as rough as I feel.
I have spent the past week in hospital... trying to get to the bottom of my knee problems.
Mandy has been brilliant this week but couldn't resist taking this as I returned to the ward after surgery.
I have had blood tests, x rays, ultra sound scans and then an operation to wash out my knee.
They tested me for rheumatoid arthritis but the results were negative.
The surgeon said my knee bones are "raw" so total knee replacement appears to be my only option.
I hated my time in the hospital... I so longed to sleep in my own bed.
The nurses were fantastic and I have no complaints at the care I received from everyone there...
... but at the end of the day there really is no place like home.