Thursday, 1 September 2011

The best-laid schemes and all that!

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

This post should of been about how I have a wonderful few days walking in the Peak District, about how I met up with some like-minded people and had a great time, but it's not.

The weekend before I was due to go to the Peaks, my mum was taken into hospital with a bad infection.  I wasn't to worried as 1. she'd had this kind of thing before and 2. my sister would soon be back from her holiday and could deal with things while I was away.

My sister arrived back on the Saturday and was complaining of pains in her chest and on the Sunday was taken into hospital and diagnosed with having a mild heart attack (this was her 2nd).

Things took a turn for the worse on the Wednesday with my mum; I was informed that her would have to have a blood transfusion, with this mind and my sister still in hospital I cancelled my trip to the Peaks.

It's been a tough couple of weeks but slowly things are getting better, mum is out of hospital and is slowly getting back to her old self.  My sister is also out but has been told to take things easy.

And Me; well my fortnight holidays didn't go to plan but I'm hoping I may be able to do something in September to make up for it but have to wait and see.


  1. Wow George. It's good to hear that things are settling down. It's September already! Not long to wait then!
    Luck always turns, eventually. :-)

  2. Sorry to hear the bad news; hope all is ok now.

  3. Anonymous9:38 pm

    Shitty news, sorry to hear it. Hope things work out well!

  4. Sorry about recent events George. Hoping all turns out well soon.

  5. Sorry to have missed you but glad to hear everyone is on the road to recovery!