My brother and sister-in-law, John and Anne Gartonâ€“Jones came to lunch to see how we were, having trekked all the way from the other side of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It was very kind of them particularly as John bought me a rather splendid bottle of 1975 Warres port. It was a beautiful spring day and we were able to have drinks in the garden, lunch inside and then back into the sunshine for our coffee. The in-laws were both in pretty good form particularly my brother-in-law, who is now knocking on 80. I am happy to say that theyÂ are still leading a very full life which is keeping them young at heart.
I had a fright during the night when I got up to have a pee. I can manage to get out of bed by rolling over and hooking one of my feet under a heavy armchair,, by the side of the bed, and thus levering myself up to a sitting position. In the bathroom I caught my toe on the skirting board around the bath, pitched forward andÂ banged my head against the wall. Fortunately however, I was saved from completely falling by the WC system casing., but it did give me a fright so much so that I determined that I would not venture out of bed again without the portable radio wrist alarm which the NHS has provided for me.