Well, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it was certainly a very unhappy half hour. I made a batch of carrot, onion and sweet potato soup for my lunch - it was delicious. Then, to follow, I thought I would try Cro's pasta with tuna, onion, red pepper and cream. I put on the pasta, chopped up the pepper and onion into some olive oil and put that on to gently cook opened a small tin of tuna and a small tub of cream - and promptly went down with a crash on to the kitchen floor!!
I could not get up however hard I tried. I didn't think I was hurt although I had gone down with a bang; I shuffled over to the dining chair and tried to turn over on to my knees and get up on the chair but to no avail. I pressed my alarm button and asked for my son to please come and help me up. In the meantime the pasta was boiling dry and the pasta/onion mixture was beginning to burn. The smoke alarm began to bleep. I began to cry in a heap on the floor. Then I pulled myself together, shuffled over to the hotplate and was able to reach up and turn both the pepper mixture and the pasta off. At this point my son came in, hauled me up off the ground -crisis over, disaster averted.
I put on the electric blanket and went to bed for the afternoon and slept the hurt away. It was pouring with rain when I got up this morning and it is still pouring with rain now. On the plus side - North Yorkshire Sport left a bag hanging on my door. It held an exercise 'strap' and a booklet of .useful exercise for me to do, a pack of tea bags, a cylinder of crayons in case I enjoyed crayoning (I don't)- all very welcome so thank you N Y Sport. Also friend L collected my medication from the Chemist and they had kindly also included some hearing aid batteries for me. And, finally, if any plants in the garden were really thirsty then I think we can be assured that they no longer are. And 'my' blackbird doesn't seem too bothered by the rain - he is singing his yellow beak off.