Day 1 (of freedom): focused on recovering – fasting, resting, Chi Kung, Six Step Re-frame – interspersed with bursts of gentle activity aimed at eliminating all visual reminders of DH/PHE life: briefcase in a cupboard, laptop docking station and screen headed for the attic. After we got home from her piano lesson, Katie (7) insisted that I rest in my room (not a problem!) while she organised a little ‘happy non-work day’ party for me. She was a bit upset when she discovered that her planned centrepiece of the party food – a bought lemon drizzle cake – had been mostly devoured by naughty Sherlock. But she recovered a bit when I pointed out that, since I’m not really feeling like eating, I’d probably prefer some marmite toast anyway.