The run-up to Christmas has been a bit of a difficult time in the Pegler household. Lindsay had a total knee replacement on December 9th. Things didn't go well with the operation - they managed, by mistake, to give her a left-sided femoral component in a right-side knee! She's not done too well since, and had a spell back in hospital on 18th and 19th with suspected DVT, spending nearly 24 hours on a hospital trolley as no bed was available. Fortunately it was found to be cellulitis rather than DVT and she's now home again and being treated for this. She is now able to move from reclining chair in our lounge into a hospital bed that was installed in the lounge yesterday (22nd December), and can also walk around a little with the aid of crutches or a frame.
You can probably understand that, during the past two weeks, I have been a bit pre-occupied with caring for Lindsay, looking after the household duties, and trying to create a semblance of Christmas ambience in the home. This has left me with very little energy (physical and mental) or time to respond to comments on Blogger or create a blog post. We've not even managed to send out any Christmas cards this year! Please, therefore, excuse my lack of responses to your comments. I have read them and do very much appreciate them, but cannot get into the right frame of mind to respond.
I hope that you will forgive me for using a recycled Christmas banner header for this blog. The greetings behind this, however, are fresh.
I hope this will regain an element of normality soon. In the meantime, please take good care of yourselves and Nature - and have a wonderful Christmas.