Sunday, 28 November 2010
Determined effort at normality...
...whatever that is!
First of all - thank you all so much for the good wishes. They have been much appreciated. I am back home again, the sun is shining, the world is a lovely shade of white out there and I am trying my best to look forward, not back.
Of my attack I know nothing, just that I was airlifted to James Cook Hospital and stayed there for four days. Now I am on a cocktail of drugs and feel very disorientated, but trying hard to get back to normal.
Outside the window the world has turned white and beautiful (as long as one does not have to negotiate the roads) and for the time being I am staying inside and looking out. I did venture to the Hairdresser yesterday and - by golly - I feel better for it. Of course, after my fit, I can no longer drive - my Driving Licence is on its way back to DVLA and I am starting to set up a network of Home delivery from Tesco and also a reliable taxi service, to take some of the pressure off the farmer (who has been wonderful).
This morning's footprints reveal a whole secret world - the farmer says the fox has been all round the fields and to within a few yards of the hen-houses. Looking out of the windows tells me exactly where the cats have been and various places when pheasants have had a mooch under the bird table.
Now today it is still and sunny - not a breath of wind, so let's hope it stays that way. My amaryllis have come into full flower while I have been away - they are a delight. Tess and the farmer are both overjoyed to see me home again. Duck breasts with cherry sauce for lunch and The Times and The Guardian crosswords to tackle to get my brain back in gear. See you all tomorrow - in the meantime keep warm.