Thank you so much for all your kind wishes, the Tinker sends his gratitude and says how lovely it is to know you are all thinking of him.
Of course if you're going to do anything like this then Friday is not a good day to expect action so we hope for news of procedure schedule tomorrow.
Meanwhile he's been moved to the very swish new cardiac unit where we left him this afternoon inhaling the free oxygen, still talking fondly of the roast beef he'd had for dinner and figuring out his bedside internet and TV console and with that twinkle of nice new gadgetry to play with in his eye.
This morning however we ventured down to Fowey to catch the Virago event at the Du Maurier Literary Festival.
The sun always seems to shine in Fowey, the skies dazzle, the water shimmers and it was lovely to meet up with Justine Picardie again and Stella Duffy for the first time. Lisa Appignanesi author of Mad, Bad and Sad was the other member of the panel and I also met the wondrous Sophie from Virago. Sophie kindly keeps me informed about new books, never refuses my prize draw requests on your behalf and sends out books around the world to the winners.
There was a big hiccup with the book supply (Waterstone's) which sadly meant no copies of Justine's, Stella's or Lisa's books for sale and signing (which is surely the cue for Bookends the local independent bookshop run so diligently by Anne and David Willmore to have a book-selling presence at the event?) so it was a good thing I'd taken my annotated Stellas for a signature or she might just have squeamed 'til she was sthick.
We averted a scene anyway and waved The Room of Lost Things around so people knew what to go looking for (down in Bookends) and of course Stella laughed.
More about the event soon which was a celebration and panel discussion of the recent Virago publication of Breaking Point, a collection of some of Daphne du Maurier's darker short stories.
I hope to be back in Fowey on Friday to meet up with Amanda Craig and hear her talking about Hearts and Minds and Amanda does 'dovegreyreader asks...' this week too.
Meanwhile a few pictures of the day for you, some Cornish bright and light, me waiting for food (ignore my bruised post-op drip hand, and concentrate on catching a glimpse of the completed Noro Kureyon jacket) and what happens when you get home after an exhausting day, fancy eating crumpets and honey (because now you can) put them in the Aga for a few minutes to warm and remember them two hours later.