Got good news on Wednesday. The doctors are now happy with the way the bone is healing, and over the next six weeks I am to gradually get used to walking without the cast - indoors at home for an hour or so a night to start with, until by the end of February I just need it when out doors. After that I should finally be back on both feet - wearing matching shoes at last!
So that's the second week back at work done. Due to demands for space, I'm back at my own desk on the top floor from Monday. Will mean I'm back doing all my duties bar carrying stuff and running around between offices. Still working shorter hours to avoid rush hour though.
I've been arriving home as it just starts to get dark, and the first couple of nights I spotted a bright star in the south west and wondered what it was. A quick bit of research and I realised it was Jupiter, and on Saturday night we dug out the binoculars and had a good look. Even with an old pair of army field glasses I was able to play about with the magnification to get a good view of the planet, and a fleeting glimpse of one of the moons. As the night wore on, it swung round until it was in the western sky, and we could look at it out the bedroom window.
I don't know how many of you were watching Stargazing Live this week, but it was also mentioned that Saturn follows through slightly lower in the sky in the early hours, and should be visible in the west just before dawn. Now I set my first alarm for 5.30am, and get up about 6, but since they gave out that info it's been cloudy every morning. The binoculars or at the bedside ready for the first clear morning.