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It's not a 'tired' tired where you want to go to bed and sleep, it's a weary tired as if everything is an effort. It's a tired where you don't want to go to bed and sleep, you just want to... I don't know... it's like a weary tired, that's the only way I can describe it really. I can't say it's a 'go to sleep' tired. I don't really know, it's just an 'I must sit down' tired, 'I just can't take another step' tired.

And when you do sit down when you feel like that, how long does it take before you feel better again?

Oh I only need a few minutes. It just depends what you're doing, I think. If I'm just in the room, in the kitchen doing something and I come and sit down, just 5 or 10 minutes and then I'm up again. I don't want to sit, especially if I've got something to do, I don't want to sit. I want to get up and do it and then I want to sit.