Friday, 8 August 2014

Might have been tragic ...

Pottering about in Polis yesterday and we went to lunch at Saddles, where we fell into conversation with a lovely couple from Hailsham, and their three young boys. We had a couple of drinks with them, and Ann turned to see what was going on. Somehow she fell, the chair tipped and she landed heavily on the cobbles.   (We learnt months ago that when you fall here it is always hard - tiled floors, cobbled streets or sun-baked earth). We were very concerned and Mark took charge as he obviously knew what he was doing. All sorts of checks for neck and spine injuries, and movement and feeling in extremities. After an age, or so it seemed, he felt it was safe for Ann to regain her feet. Local people were concerned and all wanted to phone for an ambulance. However we decided against it, especially as ambulances here do not have paramedics on board, and would have taken Ann to the hospital ourselves if there had been need.

Once home, air conditioning on, paracetemol administered and a rather sleepless night for me. Ann woke up this morning, with a sore coccyx and a slight headache - but no sign of concussion or other injuries. Accidents do happen when you are least expecting them, which is probably why they are called accidents. Anita phoned this morning to check on Ann, and there has been a general feeling of relief that all was okay.

So not really in the right frame of mind to work on the guide, but perhaps an extra chapter on A & E - and how to avoid being taken there.


  1. Glad to hear that Ann is OK with no lasting effects. Great blog by the way. I'm looking forward to the e-book, even though it will be a little late for us.
    David & Letitia

    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Ann is a bit sore but no lasting damage, thank goodness.