And then I fell down the stairs.  I slipped off the top step for no apparent reason and slid all the way down the stairs on my back.  I don’t recommend it.  For one thing it is, as a friend put it, undignified.  But for another, it’s hellishly painful.  And what’s more, despite the excruciating pain in my ribcage, there is only one tiny bruise, and that’s on my bottom!   I should have been at Bolton Local and Family History Day today, but I wasn’t.  I’ve had a relatively quiet day today, as doing anything for a prolonged period is very painful although I now feel more or less fine when I’m sitting down and resting.