After an absence of a few days this is just a quickie to say I am still here! I have had a 'blip' in my health and have now definitely had to stop driving. I was not driving for eight months, then a reprieve for another year and a half, then six months without driving. Now, after only ten days or so of driving again I have had another attack and I think my driving days are probably over for good.
And this is where the value of friends comes in. I had my attack on Sunday morning very early and spent the day in bed and yesterday recuperating. Today one friend, W, called and took me into town and then we had coffee and sat and chatted in the Bistro window for an hour. I had only been home a couple of minutes when friend, G, called to say she was taking me out to lunch. The poor farmer (who had to get his own lunch on Sunday) had to get his own lunch again today as off G and I went to a local hostelry for a sandwich and then a lovely ride back over the moors near to home. Look at that sky in the photograph.
Both events have made me feel much more like my old self. I never cease to be thankful for the love of my friends - what would I do without them? Friendship is one of the most important things in the whole world.