Poor Mandi has got the flu apparently. I'm not surprised really, what with all the stress, the horrendous amount of travelling, and now this awful disappointment over Dogan not getting his visa, is enough to send her way down. Her immune system isn't too good anyway what with having cancer etc. So she has been forced to stay in bed but is being fussed over by Dogan, who is subject to her every whim.

She is going to come home within the next two weeks but unfortunately not with her husband. I was looking forward to Christmas, but not now. I'm going to have a very sad girl with me.