Things are looking up. Sitting room looks bare, other places chocka with all the stuff that was in there. Need to sort out big-time, but tidying is so boooring .... and surprisingly tiring; I've come to the conclusion that's because you need to think where to put each thing that's been misplaced, and, even worse, where to put the things that never were placed because you didn't know the right place for them!!
Must do stack of washing up! At least that has a definite place to go, and my investment in cocoa butter hand cream has solved the problem of cracked skin (due to being in water, and surprisingly painful).