Bless - thanks for asking. There is a competition with a deadline for stories of 15-25,000 words, previously mentioned. I am on 9,000 words and I have to have it finished by June 1 if I am going to be able to submit. No surgery yet, it's very slow growing, low risk etc and I get another consultation 20 June.
Witch Hazel - remember me mentioning that you could get Holy Water online and what would happen if it was a fake? There are always things around that lead to stories.
Bear is awesome, we are going to a museum tomorrow.
DH has been on leave and this lunch time we got to hear a lecture on the decline of magic in late antiquity. I very much enjoyed it. I'm planning a furtle around as there are audio files apparently and I am sure there is plenty of material there.