So the Bezzie came to stay for a couple of nights … there may have been a couple or three wine-o’clocks … there was certainly a superb pub meal at the Green Man (with a bottle of wine of course).

R was very impressed by K’s post-op progress. K now being back to her original height of 5’ 8 3/4”, walking without mobility aid, having left foot (plantar) reflex for the first time in 7 years and off major analgesics for the first time in 6 months. (She has her first physioterrorist appointment today and, I think, is actually looking forward to it!)

R was also impressed by my progress at planning of the early summer trip to France. Done in much more detail than my usual laid back “let’s see where the road takes me” style, I already have routes sorted and road numbers charted for the first part and these will soon be joined by overnight stops (well, as soon as this year’s France Passion guide arrives). When I get into these organisational modes I can become a bit OCD (DVDs and books have to be stored in alphabetical order – always!) but I’m just going to make a list of suitable overnight stops from which I can pick the most appropriate as I’m not building in anything other than the most basic of timelines i.e. departure date, mid journey date (when I’ve worked out mid journey point) and return date. Yes, Regular Reader, I know this is a major change of behaviour for me – it remains to be seen …

We made good progress on the Christmas plans and I will be emailing our lucky chosen site near Barbate to enquire if pre-booking is essential. R is going to research typical Spanish Christmas dinners – we shall of course research local wine at the time.

Tower Bridge from the Tower – Version 2

Tower Bridge, London

I don’t normally mention goings-on outside my own life but after yesterday’s attack in London, I just have to say that I’m incredibly proud of the way all those involved behaved at the time and reacted afterwards. After all the political divisions of recent months it is great to know that we are all still British and can still unite in adversity.

My thoughts are with the families of those who died or were injured.

I hope PC Keith Palmer is awarded a posthumous George Cross (for civilian gallantry) immediately.

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