Well, deciding that enough parts of my body were still functioning (barely) it was time to go and try again. The day went better and the absense of a 2.5 hour bus journey was a real bonus. The local slope had seen snow and in fact after about an hour it started snowing which added to the atmosphere.
Overall I actually managed a couple of runs without falling over, which is progress as far as I’m concerned!
Off for sushi tonight, so the day just gets better & better!