✹ About Monday 7 December 1663 Louise Hudson on 8 Dec 2016 • Link Australian Susan: "I actually envy Beth being able to snuggle up in bed and stay cosy warm with a good book: the equivalent here is being able to lie about in the air-con whilst others get sweaty and smelly." I don't think lying in bed when you're sick or in pain is any kind of pleasure. It's nothing like playing hooky. In fact, I've found it dreadful. I doubt Beth is taking a nice day off. She's most likely in a great deal of pain and would give anything to be able to be up and doing something instead of being bedbound. Even the agricultural workers who stayed in bed to save on heat couldn't have been having a pleasant time of it.