Friday, December 12, 2014

From The Hospital Ward

I have an appointment on Monday to get the cast taken off and the stitches removed. I've noticed some slight improvement in my right hand flexibility: I can now tie my own shoes for example.

I watched The Guns of Naverone yesterday as part of my recovery film festival. Today will be either Barry Lyndon or The Blue Max.

I have also been reading my way through a stack of books and annuals written by Charles S. Grant, which is an enjoyable way to pass a lot of time.


  1. Get well soon old chap, but do be sure to enjoy your convalescence, you seem to be doing rather well!
    Best wishes, Jeremy

  2. The Guns of Navarone... good for what ails ye.

  3. Happy that you are on the road to recovery. Never underestimate the medicinal value of revisiting favorite films and hobby literature. Clearly, it's just the thing.

    Best Regards,


  4. "Zulu", "Gunga Din", "The Wind and the Lion", "Master and Commander" . . . more good films for your convalescence, sir.

    Enjoy and get well soon.

    -- Jeff

  5. What about "The Draughtsman's Contract"- a rare film delight to be savoured like fine wine....
    So glad to here you are moving forward.

  6. In Harms Way, The Vikings, The Longest Day, Das Boot, Patton, Tora Tora Tora. The John Wayne's cavalry movies, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, Rio Grande and The Horse Soldiers. Godzilla with Raymond Burr in it.
    Take care Jim,
    Bill P.

  7. I bet you're looking forward to a good scratch.


  8. Yes, the itching inside the wrap is annoying.

  9. Thankfully I rarely get ill but Lindsay who teaches tinnies has picked up a foul bug which she has managed to pass onto me. So yesterday (sunday) I did nothing except take elder daughter to the airport to go skiing. I cancelled lunch with my mum and the two of us sat and watched back to back episodes of Breaking Bad. I think we are up to episode 62. We must be near the end soon!


  10. Mrs Fritz and I did a binge watching festival of Breaking Bad and watched all six seasons in about 3 months last year.

  11. Hope your feeling better.