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The Gentle Author Broke An Arm Yesterday

February 22, 2015
by the gentle author

Dear Readers,

I have to confess that I fell over and broke my right arm which is now in a plaster cast.

For a writer, there can be disastrous consequences to such a mishap but, with the generous assistance of a few kind friends, I shall endeavour to keep publishing a story daily as usual.

Be assured, I will do my utmost not to disappoint you, while taking comfort in the knowledge that you will understand if all is not quite as usual over the next month or so.

I am your loyal servant

The Gentle Author

290 Responses leave one →
  1. nightsmusic permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear this! I read you every day so I’m glad you’re going to find a way.

    BTW, is that the cat you tripped over?

  2. February 22, 2015

    Hope you recover soon. Is this puss one of your helpers? LOL

  3. Chris F permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I’ve done the same thing twice to my right wrist… Luckily I’m left handed! Get well soon..

  4. February 22, 2015

    Dear GA, Sorry to hear about your mishap, I hope that you have a speedy recovery. Perhaps Mr. P can take over your blog (the post about the mice of Spitalfields is long overdue ;-) ). Sending you a virtual hug.

  5. Ros permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh no – poor you. I think your kind friends, and your own ingenuity, will see you through and I’m quite sure that your readers will understand and support you all the way. Mr. Pussy is an understanding sort of character too. Meanwhile I hope it’s not too painful though it sure will be disabling for a while. Mend soon!

  6. Debra Matheney permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Ouch! Take care and hope Mr. Pussy was not the cause of a fall. May he comfort you. Your health takes precedence over all else and I hope you are not intoo much pain.

    Deb

  7. Susan P permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author, I am sorry to hear of your mishap and hope you are soon on the road to recovery. Gentle Reader

  8. February 22, 2015

    Feel better soon! Sends healing energy from the colonies… ♥

  9. ROBERT GREEN permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear about your problem, hope you make a full recovery soon, maybe take a little more water with it next time ? ;-)

  10. sprite permalink
    February 22, 2015

    wishing you a prompt recovery
    perhaps digging in Culpepper’s remedies is called for?
    i seem to remember that comfrey, growing wildly in many places in East London, is also called ‘knitbones’, but i’ve no idea on how to prepare it

    amicalement
    sprite

  11. jeannette permalink
    February 22, 2015

    writing and pootling about will make it feel better. you will quickly acclimate to being one-armed, to the point where they take off the cast you will feel a miraculous ambidextrousness flow down from the heavens. but one arm is good. serviceable. enlightening. <3

  12. February 22, 2015

    Oh! I hope it heals well, and may the lovely feline pictured keep you in purrs and snuggles

  13. milos permalink
    February 22, 2015

    that is one alluring feline

  14. Mike Brown permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I hope Mr. Pussy will take good care of you. Wishing you a speedy recovery

  15. Eva Gorman permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon, dear Gentle Author!

  16. Rachel permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Ouch! So sorry to hear this. Rest up and be well.

  17. Carolyn Badcock - nee Hooper permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing a good strong arm in the not too distant future, gentle author.

    I do think we readers should kindly say “Please take a week or two off, so that arm gets the perfect chance to heal!”

    Come on, readers, kindness with a Capital K!!

  18. Kay permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your accident, and hope that you will heal well and quickly. I do so enjoy your blog; always interesting and beautifully written. Thank you, and I hope you feel better soon.

  19. JES permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Last spring, I fell and broke my collar bone (badly, right side and I’m a righty)– I’m a writer and editor, so I feel for you! But you will cope– it’s amazing how you can compensate. Courage!

  20. Carol Harvey permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear of your injury. Take it easy, and get well very soon

  21. Jay Hudson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear this & wishing you a good recovery .I Use speech to text programmes for writing …takes some getting used to but might be useful whilst you recover .

  22. February 22, 2015

    Commiserations !

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

    Ron

  23. Caroline permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author – wishing you a speedy recovery, and I hope you manage to keep “writing”.

  24. Helen Rouse permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear you are incapacitated. Your website is my favourite and it is my mission to tell everyone I know how wonderful it is. Helen.

  25. February 22, 2015

    Speedy recovery Gentle Author. As long as you’re there every morning…

  26. Ros Dick permalink
    February 22, 2015

    O so sorry to hear that – best laid plans of mice and men – maybe Mr Pussy is planning an editorial putsch
    Get well soon

  27. February 22, 2015

    Take care, and the situation will adapt. Thank you for all the enjoyment through your words thus far. Your readers understand and look forward to you all healed up! Good wishes.

  28. Susan permalink
    February 22, 2015

    You poor soul!

    (Why does it look as if he’s saying “well, you WERE in the way”?)

  29. kate permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. We love spitalfields and your daily posts. Best wishes.

  30. Alix permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Your stories are worth waiting for, so, please, concentrate on your full recovery for now.
    And yes, it has to be asked, does that cat have a somewhat guilty expression?
    Best wishes

  31. February 22, 2015

    Condolences! Hope you mend soon and that you benefit from lots of coddling and hot dinners made by other people till you’re 100% again.

  32. sylvia orlando permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear about your arm, not easy to type with just one hand – enjoy a small break and we all look forward to receiving lots of interesting words about the East End

  33. Victoria permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear TGA,
    Lovely to see a photo of Mr P, though wish it was due to other circumstances. So sorry you have broken your arm. May it heal quickly. Victoria x

  34. February 22, 2015

    Ouch! Sorry to hear it, these things happen. I am still nursing my broken collarbone! Valerie

  35. February 22, 2015

    Ouch, poor you, so sorry to hear that. Every best wish for a speedy recovery.

  36. Irene permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry you have had accident. Get well soon xx

  37. Bethea permalink
    February 22, 2015

    How rotten for you – please get better soon – such a painful & frustrating thing to happen to you. X

  38. February 22, 2015

    If you don’t succeed in writing a page everyday we might read some of your lovely articles over again. Your blog is such a treasury. I do wish you well.

  39. Brenda permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh dear, hope it doesn’t hurt too much, get better soon.

  40. February 22, 2015

    Was it those wonderful steep ancient stairs in Fournier Street?
    Hope not too painful – we’d love to see some of the old pieces from your very first year. I still remember what a treat they were each morning. Very special. Just dig them out and press send!
    ps. Molasses meant to be a good bone mender! x

  41. Su Mason permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sympathy. Mr Pussy will sit on your lap.

  42. jane permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear that. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  43. Andrew Sindall permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Very sorry to hear this and trust you are not in too much pain. These things are so easily done but take an annoyingly long time to put right. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Andrew

  44. Kay Thomson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So wishing your arm heals faster than medics forecast. Expect you are taking Arnica? Best wishes, Kay

  45. sheila permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA
    So sorry that this has happened – was it a stone floor ? Please get well soon, sorry I can’t write this on your plaster cast.

    Sheila

  46. Denise permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

  47. Denise Merrill permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Mr Pussy’s way of keeping you at home a bit more???

  48. Sharon permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  49. Juliet permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon!

  50. February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear your news GA although I guess a broken arm will not deter you for long. Take good care of the other one!
    Kindest,
    Jackie

  51. Spog permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon, good and faithful author.

  52. February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. Mr Pussy looks fed up. What is he thinking?

  53. Bee P. (TINGEY) permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear G. A.

    I don’t know how old you are, but as you get older, breaks take longer to heal so TAKE IT EASY.

    Whilst you’re taking it easy, any chance that you could look at the history of CHRISP STREET MARKET, POPLAR, it’s virtually next door to Spitalfields.

    Get well soon.

  54. Fiona permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you well. I can’t decide whether Mr Pussy is looking concerned or calculating his next move. . . . . . . . . . . . .

  55. February 22, 2015

    Oh, Gentle Author!  ~ So very sorry for your fall!  
    Rest your arm and honor your healing. So difficult, but so very necessary for a good mend.

    All of everyone will be praying for your mend and waiting patiently. Please be assured that you can never disappoint your myriad and devoted followers ~

    I recall when I broke my arm a couple years ago, I was suddenly thrust into a whole new realm of consciousness. The smallest everyday task became something of a challenge. Though my station was temporary, I often found myself standing in solidarity with all who suffer handicaps of any kind. (not an inconsequential state) I learned so much while shepherding my mend. I also found myself vigilant over the body’s miraculous powers of self-healing.

    Sending you warmest wishes – all the way across the sea – on a cold winter’s night ~

  56. Sharon Amos permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear that. Hope you are soon on the mend.

  57. Andy Willoughby permalink
    February 22, 2015

    A silly thing to do! I hope you recover soon. X

  58. Shirley permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to read of your accident, GA.. get well soon.. did Mr pussy have a hand (paw) in your demise? Perhaps he has a dastardly plan for blog domination. It would be exciting to read his thoughts on Spitalfields life. His smaller feline world will be quite different in its perspective. Take care. X

  59. John Casey permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take care and get well soon!

  60. February 22, 2015

    Dear GA, a speedy recovery and I agree with Debra, your health comes first, take care of yourself.

  61. Jane Hewson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Do hope you are mended soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  62. Angie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to learn that you are injured. Opportunities come from challenges so see what happens. Heal well.

  63. Gilly Porter permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon dear Gentle Author x

  64. Janice permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you get well soon.

  65. Carol Himmelman-Christopher permalink
    February 22, 2015

    so very sorry to hear this! Focus on healing. Daily life will be difficult, we take for granted all we do with all our limbs without even thinking. Glad you have friends to help you out. All best wishes for a speedy recovery. A devoted reader in Berlin.

  66. February 22, 2015

    Such things do happen — but fortunately they heal again. Hope you will recover soon! What does Mr Puss think about that?

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

  67. February 22, 2015

    Nooooooo! Sorry to hear that. mend well soon.

  68. David Elliott permalink
    February 22, 2015

    My sympathies on this unfortunate occurrence. Pray let Mr Pussy continue the blog until you are able.
    Mend quickly and take it easy.

  69. Michael permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I hope that you have quick and pain free recovery. However, you may well have opened up a whole new tranche of subject matter: broken bones in Spitalfields then and now; Quack doctors and bone-menders; are cats lucky or portents of doom?

  70. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your accident; a disaster for anyone, but so hard for a writer. You are fortunate to have such caring friends. I’m a relatively new reader but I have been going back over your old posts. For nearly 40 years we have been taking our son back and forth to The Royal London ( I lived in the old hospital with him for 3 months initially) and through your posts I have at last found out more about the area – buildings and roads I have long wondered about. Thank you!

  71. Greg Tingey permalink
    February 22, 2015

    OUCH! (again)
    As someone who is still recovering from an incredibly painful multiple sprain & muscle-pulling in my upper right arm, back in January, you have my every sympathy.
    Mr Pussy looks suitably unimpressed – will someone else have to spoon out his luxury kitty-nosh for the prsent?

  72. Cassie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take care!! Heal fast!!

  73. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear this, at least Mr Pussy can write some blogs.

  74. Milliebird permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Poor you! I hope you’re on the mend soon as you’re an integral part of my day!

  75. February 22, 2015

    Wishing your arm mends really soon ….. Look after you x

  76. Enid permalink
    February 22, 2015

    You have faithfully given us daily delight, food for thought and entertainment for years. Now must put yourself and your health first and only do what you can do comfortably. Take care, with my very best wishes for a speedy recovery, Enid x

  77. Matt permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh dear! I hope it’s a short and straightforward recovery for you and your arm..

  78. Neil permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Terribly sorry to hear! Each day is brought to life by your wonderful articles. We all wish you a speedy recovery.

  79. David permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I’m very sorry to hear that. I hope it mends soon. Take care, David

  80. Louise Felder permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author

    Very sorry to hear of your accident – I really enjoy reading your blog every day, with so many interesting facts about London – as well as the East End, my favourite area. I do hope that you make a speedy recovery and that you find help to type your entries.

    Wishing you better

    Louise Felder

  81. February 22, 2015

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

  82. Lesley permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Mend soon…..

  83. SBW permalink
    February 22, 2015

    oh my goodness, poor you, I hope your poor arm mends, and I hope you are feeling ok, it can be very upsetting apart from the inconvenience. saw

  84. Jean Jameson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh, Paul – that must be so painful and frustrating. Let me know if you run out of friends to help. X

  85. February 22, 2015

    What terrible news! So sorry to hear it. We wish you speedy recovery dear Gentle Author, and a good rest.

  86. Gee permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Do hope you feel better soon. What a beautiful cat who I am sure will aid your recovery.

  87. Gaye black permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope it heals quickly!

  88. Ampthillmark permalink
    February 22, 2015

    What bad luck, hope that you make a good and speedy recovery and are able to keep on blogging!

  89. February 22, 2015

    Get well (and writing) soon!

  90. Mia permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Please get well soon, I’m sure Mr Pussy will be a great help , love your emails each morning

  91. Deb permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you’re on the mend very soon x

  92. Celia de Veras permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear of the mishap. Take it as an opportunity to rest. Enjoy the time sent to you. Rest will aid a better recovery.

    I would be happy to hear some of the earlier stories. Everyone will understand.

    Warmest wishes

  93. February 22, 2015

    Best wishes GA
    xxx

  94. Eileen Coleburn permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh bad luck , dear gentle friend. Do hope that you will be tons better soon! (Now, how do you opened that tin of cat food one handed?)

  95. Alison Pilkington permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you’re ok and recover quickly

  96. Mark permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  97. February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. :-) and all the best to you.

  98. Chris S permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oops! Hope it mends quickly. Tad more tonic next time?

  99. phil bailey permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you get better soon. Try typing with your other hand really enjoy your posts .All the Best

  100. AVS permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take care and get well soon.

  101. Jill permalink
    February 22, 2015

    How frustrating and painful for you, wishing you a swift recovery.

  102. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear this. Wishing you a quick recovery. Take care.

  103. Helmar permalink
    February 22, 2015

    wishing you all the best and get well soon.

  104. Charlotte permalink
    February 22, 2015

    From the south of France I wish you a speedy recovery!

  105. Jean Collingsworth permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I love to read your posts. I worked in Commercial Road and then Old Castle Street for years and spent many happy hours walking round the area; it was a special place to me.

    I’m exiled from London now and miss it all the time. So your writings and beautiful pictures are a real comfort.

    Get well soon.

  106. Linda M permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your accident GA. Hope you get well soon. I love your posts but I am happy to delve into your fascinating archive for my daily fix. Mr P looks particularly inscrutable today….

  107. colin gray permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Debilitating & painful for you – trust you will be on the mend soon.

  108. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your unfortunate mishap. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Maybe now a good time to arrange delivery of your treasured leather restoration! Will email shortly. Good luck with the exhibition today.

  109. February 22, 2015

    Oh dear I hope it mends quickly for you .

  110. February 22, 2015

    Get well soon!!

  111. Spike permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh dear – what a shame.
    Luckily downing a pint is still possible with a left hand. I hope you’re not teetotal!!
    Get well soon

  112. February 22, 2015

    Very best wishes for a speedy recovery – don’t overdo things, though!

  113. Richard permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take a good rest.

  114. christine cook permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author,
    I wish you a very speedy recovery, and thank you for your wonderful blog which I look forward to every day.

  115. Martin permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope your arm heals quickly. I hear smoke salmon and cream cheese bagels help……….

  116. Paul Shaviv / New York permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Best wishes! Hopw you are not in too much pain and have a speedy recovery!

  117. Peter Holford permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Let’s hope you make a speedy recovery – there’s nothing worse than being unable to do the things you normally do.

  118. Robert permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. Don’t worry about writing, if it’s too awkward. I will catch up on your archives instead.

  119. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear you are in the wars.

  120. CHRIS BOSWORTH permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear G.A.

    So sorry to hear of your mishap, get well really soon.

    Best Wishes……

  121. Judy D permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA
    Very sorry to hear about your accident – I hope your arm isn’t too painful. We will all be patient over the coming weeks. The most important thing is for your arm to heal properly if you want to avoid problems later on.
    Your writings are a joy to read first thing over a cuppa. There is always something new of interest to learn about London as a whole as well as the Spitalfields area. It is a great way to start the day. I spread the word about your website whenever I can.
    Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.
    JD

  122. Elaine Napier permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Ouch! Such bad luck. I hope your recovery is speedy and as painless as possible.

  123. Anthony Wayman permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to learn of your misfortune – been there myself – hope you mend quickly. All the best
    AMW

  124. Dianne permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear that GA, hope it’s a speedy recovery and that you have no pain. All the best, Dianne

  125. Anne Forster permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear your news. Speedy recovery wishes will be fluttering down upon you from many sources.

  126. Barbara permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Lots of love for a speedy recovery . Too much rushing around perchance ???? Take it easy .x

  127. Chris permalink
    February 22, 2015

    This is terrible new’s I just hope your break is not a very bad one and you recover soon, your blog and a cup of coffee in the morning is the perfect way to start my day. Thank you for that

  128. susan permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear about your arm, i enjoy reading your blog each day went to see the snowdrops at chelsea Physic gardens that you recommened very nice day. Hope you will be on the mend soon.

  129. Phylip Statner permalink
    February 22, 2015

    A collective wish for a speedy recovery from your loyal readers’.

  130. anne clarke permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Having suffered similar three months ago am passing on best practical advice given to me : stay ahead of the pain!
    Pussy is look very stern, hope you didn’t trip over him as he crossed your path.
    best wishes and hopes for speedy recovery.
    anne

  131. heidigilmour permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear your news

  132. Jan permalink
    February 22, 2015

    take it easy, yes – but also KEEP MOVING so circulation assists healing. one day soon the injured limb will miraculously feel re-attached

  133. Margaret permalink
    February 22, 2015

    My cat Henry joins me in sending commiserations to you and Mr Pussy both. Heal well!

  134. Jill Paterson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I love your stories. I have discovered the beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden because of you. I also went to Dennis Sevres house which was so interesting and has prompted my children to find out more about their silk weaving ancestors. So thank you and hope your arm feels better soon.

  135. Ben permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh no! that’s bad luck for us all. Speedy recovery and best wishes.

  136. February 22, 2015

    Many, many thanks for all your precious postings. Hope the arm heals well,
    Best wishes,
    John

  137. Donna permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Bad news. Hope you heal quickly. Thanks for the perseverance to carry on despite your unfortunate mishap. I am one among many who look forward to your musings. Donna

  138. Marla permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Heal quickly!

  139. Diane Cooke permalink
    February 22, 2015

    join the club, I too have a broken arm, and a very attractive pink cast.

    Love your cat friend

  140. February 22, 2015

    Get well soon!

  141. Jane B permalink
    February 22, 2015

    …if that cast could be our message-board you’d no doubt have a list of well-wishers well-wishing ‘as long as your arm’ …noting that this is an arm that’s reached around the world to embrace so many. It has an incomparable strength :-)

    GA, what can we do to help. How can any of us day-to-day for the next few weeks ‘lend a hand’ that may just make the authoring more gentle on that mending bone.

    Please tell us, knowing — as so many of us do — how much the ‘one a day’ means to you, and of course how much it has come to mean to us in our many thousands “in the midst of life”.

    It will be one-a-day arm-wise for 6 weeks or so, and not the one you are used to using, so the connection between brain and ten typing fingers down to five will feel, be, different.

    And yes maybe the connection between you and us too, as the writing necessarily takes a different form and format …of review and recounting, captioning and recapping.

    But it will be OK :-)

    It always was the work of your ‘eyes and ears’ (your own and those that you borrow/adopt through your relationships with your subjects) that we all so appreciate, admire and aspire to, even though we of course have that right hand and left-side of the brain to thank too!

    So there’s a broken arm and broken rhythm, but no broken promise or broken bonds.

    We are your loyal followers.

  142. Lyn Olley permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Best wishes from us all in Toronto.

  143. Neville Turner permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take a break, keep up the good work with the left hand maybe.
    Best Wishes.
    Neville/Mahi

  144. ellen permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope it mends soon.Can’t have you not writing your daily blog.

  145. Sal Shuel permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I am horrified. I hope it doesn’t stop you doing what you do so well because I confess, I find your words a necessary addition to my day. I hope it mends well and very soon.

  146. Liz permalink
    February 22, 2015

    What a shock for you – I hope you recover soon. I love reading your blog as it’s so interesting as I work in Spitlefields.

    Please take care and stay away from cats and stairs!!

    Best wishes
    Liz

  147. Linda Salter permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. Mr Pussy will watch, wait and comfort.

  148. JeanM permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your arm! Hope it soon mends.
    Thank you for finding a way to continue your daily writings.

    Get well soon xx

  149. Dirty Den Perkins permalink
    February 22, 2015

    What bad luck old bean. I wish you a rapid recovery

  150. Barbara permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry you’ve hurt yourself and hope your recovery is speedy. Usually a mishap has a good story in it.

  151. Alyson permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Ouch! We know you’re very busy but please take the time to rest up a little. I’m sure we’d all be very happy to read some of your earlier posts.
    Take care,
    Alyson

  152. Ron Pummell. permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I hope that you did not have to wait too long in A and E. Get well soon.

  153. February 22, 2015

    Ouch. Get well soon, GA, and concentrate on healing. One-handed blogging can be s-l-o-w work. I’m sure your Gentle Readers will be happy with short posts and the odd missed day, or, as others have suggested, revisiting favourites from the past.

  154. Mary Wallace permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh Dear! So Sorry to hear about your mishap! We do hope that you get better soon, xx

  155. Terry permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your accident! Hope you get better quickly and don’t become too frustrated having to depend on your good friends for help with your lovely blog. Sending hugs to you and mr p xx

  156. Huguenot Jo permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Very sorry to hear about your arm. Lots of rest and left-handed cat-stroking should help.

    Looking forward to seeing lots more of your cat in various poses – keep those photographers busy: we all love cat pix…

  157. Elli permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope your arm heals up soon and is not too painful.

    Hugs xxx

  158. February 22, 2015

    From a gentle, faithful reader in Cañar, Ecuador: I’m very sorry to hear about your accident and wish you a speedy return to the keyboard. Meanwhile, I like the suggestion that Mr. P take over the blog…

  159. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear this – get well soon, dear friend!

  160. 'liza Hardy permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope it’s not too serious a break and that recovery is rapid. All the best

  161. Peter Jeucken permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear that. Get well soon.

  162. William Sovie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh dear! Do take care and I hope Mr. Pussy is a comfort.

  163. Sarahc permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon. . .and yes I would be happy to see more posts from Mr. P until you are better-

  164. February 22, 2015

    How vexing! My condolences.

    Ms. Kitty looks like my Chloe, now 17, but a bit (okay a lot) more sprightly.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  165. Judith Haxton permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I hope the many well wishes from your loyal readers help to boost your spirits and don’t worry Mr. Pussy looks more than ready to take over while you recuperate !!!
    Thinking of you
    Judy

  166. Laurinda Katiyo permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

  167. Penny Wythes permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear – do hope it wasn’t Mr Pussy’s fault – mine are always winding round my feet on the stairs, and I’m sure they would find it most amusing if I went head over heels………
    Do make sure you recover as soon as possible – don’t work if you don’t feel like it. We’d all miss your blog if it rested for a bit – but I’m sure we would rather you didn’t push yourself to hard and slow your healing. I had right and left hands out in turn a few years back (surgery one at a time) and remember how much worse the right was – and I’m not even very strongly right handed – it’s more having to revise all your habits, and not having the home set up for a left hander. Good luck, and good healing to you.

  168. Sonia Murray permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I’m so sorry to learn of your pain. Mr. Pussy will comfort you – he has a guilty look, did you fall over him? I enjoy your website every day, but you need a break now, a different kind than a broken bone. Don’t worry about the website. Take time off to rest!
    Love always, and God bless!

  169. Roger C permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your whoopsie GA, do hope you are not in too much discomfort. Can imagine how frustrating it must be for you, but we’ll be here for when you return. Take care and get well soon :)

  170. sarah swan permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA, So sorry you have broken your arm. Take it easy. Health comes first.

  171. February 22, 2015

    Me-ow! Take all the time you need for a full recovery. I will be your constant. Best wishes x

  172. carla gruszecki permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Awwwwww. I’m sorry to hear your in a cast. I hope its not too painful a recovery for you. Try and rest as much as your able and do be careful. Thank you for all your wonderful stories and pictures.

  173. Lynn Clark (nee Robinson) permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take things gently! Sending get well soon wishes. Lynn.

  174. Ruth permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh, rotten bad luck, hope it’s not too sore. Love reading you but do have some time off to recover. Or maybe time to embrace new technology and try voice recognition software – I can recommend Dragon (just the basic version), you have to train it to start with but works very well x

  175. Lisbeth Ehlers permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA,
    May I add my Danish voice to the many who have sent very best wishes for the full recovery of your broken arm. Such bad luck, how ever it happened ! Mr Pussy ?
    First was introduced to your blog through your article about the first Danish Church in Wellclose Square.
    Very best
    Lisbeth

  176. Jo N permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Poor you! Feel that not enough people are saying: take a break! What you do here is incredible but you musn’t put it above your own welfare.

  177. moyra peralta permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA – my heart goes out to you! Shockwaves reverberate on SL today – we falsely assume with the rhythm of the daily story that you are impervious to mishap and calamity. Trust and hope you are surrounded by a network of caring friends for support in the weeks ahead… I am sure that you are. So very sorry to hear your news. All good thoughts and love in your direction – you are so much a part now of all our lives… such an achievement.
    Moyra

  178. Annie Millie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Bless you. Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery. Always enraptured by your daily musings.

  179. Mark permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wish you well. Your blog will be missed in the mean time.

  180. Annabelle permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to here of your mishap and wishing you a speedy recovery. Every morning I drink my coffee and read you. (and often forward) As someone who has ties to London and the UK but rarely gets to visit these days it is a wonderful way to still feel connected. Your Xmas letters moved me to tears. All the best. XXX A

  181. Lynn Roffee permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  182. David Whittaker permalink
    February 22, 2015

    GET WELL SOON..

  183. Janet permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Oh, I’m so sorry to learn that you’ve broken your arm. I know from experience that broken bones can be quite painful as they heal, but it’s my hope that you experience a rapid and pain-free recovery. So happy to know that your friends have rallied round you.

  184. Kay permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you are doing well. Love reading your stories. We lived in London a few years ago and they make me feel still attached. Thanks so much! Take care of yourself and mend quickly.

  185. A Londoner in Yorkshire permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  186. Mike Charlton permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Awful news! I hope you recover speedily, painlessly and fully. Best wishes!

  187. Zoe permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

  188. February 22, 2015

    so sorry to hear this Gentle Author – hope you are recovered soon

  189. Betty permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear this. I look forward to your blog every day. Get well soon, you will be missed.

  190. February 22, 2015

    I hope your arm mends quickly and painlessly. Best wishes

    Claudia

  191. Mary permalink
    February 22, 2015

    I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.

  192. February 22, 2015

    Do heal quickly. Your arm has important work to do. I love reading your blog. Thanks for all the effort involved–especially now.

  193. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your accident, I hope it had nothing to do with Mr P. I wish you a speedy recovery and best wishes.

    Roy

  194. February 22, 2015

    I hope your arm doesn’t hurt too much, and mends quickly. May I suggest that you explore the possibility of dictating to your computer? My Macbook comes with inbuilt dictation capability, but if your machine is not an Apple you can purchase software of varying sensitivity and price. It may help to reduce the wear and tear on your other arm!

  195. February 22, 2015

    I am so sorry to read this. I wish you a speedy recovery. :)

  196. Marsha Horwath permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you speedy recovery from Las Vegas, Nv. Good time to exhibit more of those wonderful early photos. Hint, Hint

  197. Lesley T permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Take care and let Mr Pussy look after you! x

  198. Ian permalink
    February 22, 2015

    May you mend soon and without discomfort!

    I was treading your streets only last Friday and, thanks to this wonderful website, was able to tell my companion some of the history (and some of the feared future) of parts of it. We discovered Toynbee Street, sadly delapidated by beautiful in its own way. What history it must have to tell…

  199. Arcarti permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Yoiks!

    In my experience, worse/best thing is, the rest of you is hunkyd., head buzzing with ideas.
    Where would we be without health and friends.
    Mend soon!

  200. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your unfortunate mishap…hope that you soon feel better. I am sure Mr Pussy will look very fetching in a little nurses outfit to help and support you!
    Look forward to seeing you back in harness just as soon as you feel well enough.
    Don’t forget that you have a huge band of followers who can help you out if you ask!
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery…

  201. Pauline Taylor permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Well, never ever have I seen so many good wishes to which I, belatedly, add mine, at least you now know just how much you mean to us all, and just how much we all enjoy all that you write but none of us will mind if you take time off to get really well again. I hope that you didn’t trip over Mr Pussy’s basket? I tripped over my dog’s basket a while ago, and broke my knee so I know only too well how easily these things happen and just how much they hurt, lots and lots of sympathy and hope the arm will be better soon.

    Pauline.

  202. February 22, 2015

    From across the pond, I am enclosing some warm sunshine from Florida and a raised glass of good wishes and speedy recovery. May Mr. Pussy share his chair with you and whisper sweet thoughts in your ear as you cope with the shift in your get-along each day.

  203. Catherine permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Look how many people care about you! Me as well. They say that the purring of a cat speeds bone healing. . . .

  204. Katya permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author,
    Though I wish you a quick mend indeed, if you were to think of this event as an unexpected touch of writer’s block, the chance to observe Mr. Pussy’s more subtle antics – sleeping, stretching, basking etc. – could provide us with some fine, albeit succinct, reading for days to come.

  205. February 22, 2015

    Oh! Best wishes for a very speedy recovery.

  206. February 22, 2015

    Be sure that your many followers are feeling the pain in every regard.

    Hope for fast healing.

    David

  207. Linda permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear of your mishap and surely hope you will be able to continue your writing. I am a first generation Yankee born of thoroughly English parents. I’ve made more than a dozen trips to England in search of my heritage. My parents were both sent to Canada as part of the British Home Child diaspora begun by Dr. Barnardo. If you aren’t familiar with that subject, you might find it interesting to research – and perhaps fodder for an interesting article. Hope you are back to 100% soon.

  208. Rosemary Hoffman permalink
    February 22, 2015

    hope you feel better soon Sorry to hear about that hope they treated you well at the hospital !

  209. February 22, 2015

    Ouch! I hope it wasn’t your writing arm. My sister in law is in a giant cast as she also has a broken arm and has had all sorts of problems with the simplest things. But before long you’ll be all better.

    I agree with the poster who suggested re-running some of your earlier posts… so that’d make things easier on you.

  210. Alina K. Field permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you speedy healing!

  211. Maggie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA,
    Yes, we love reading your posts but No, you are not our servant.
    We’ll be happy to read whatever you can post whenever you can post it, but first recover. We will wait, because your posts are worth waiting for.
    Get well soon.

  212. Suzy permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wooooooweeeeeeeee! How beautiful that out of something so dastardly something so precious has occurred-all these well wishes and notes of appreciation!

    You go gently. “Better a live dog than a dead lion” and all that. Languish and rest for a few days, noon naps, tots of port wine and so forth.

    Hearty greetings,
    Suzy

  213. Freddy Manby permalink
    February 22, 2015

    But why did you fall? Something to do with the cat?
    Best wishes from Yorkshire.

  214. February 22, 2015

    I also add my expressions of sympathy. How cheering to see such loyal support from the readers of this blog, speedy recovery.

  215. Linda permalink
    February 22, 2015

    You bring lots of pleasure to all of your readers but we want you to take care of yourself! Lots of love for a speedy recovery.

  216. Sandie Stewart in New Zealand permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Best wishes for a fast recovery – loved the picture of your beautiful cat – greetings from New Zealand – sorry about the English cricket team a bientot

  217. Patty/NS permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a fast recovery. Nasty thing to happen, take good care of yourself.

  218. Colin Allen permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hard luck old chap.
    I hope it’s not too painful and you are soon on the road too recovery.
    Get well soon

  219. Barbara Hague permalink
    February 22, 2015

    what rotten luck – hope all is well soon.

  220. Yvonne Kolessides permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dearest Gentle Author, please get well soon..

  221. Peggy permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Fast recovery and consider a loyal followers cast signing when it comes off??

    Best wishes, Peggy

  222. Andrew permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, but take things easy and don’t overdo it whilst you are on the mend.

  223. February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle Author: I am so sorry to learn of your accident! Cats emit healing vapors, did you know that? Also sleep gas, a colorless and odorless substance that leads to napping when they sit on human laps. Take advantage of both of these fine, oft unnoticed qualities.

    The Pet Historian

    http://www.thepethistorian.com

  224. Ardith permalink
    February 22, 2015

    May your arm heal quickly, GA. May your feline friend provide you with copious amounts of comfort in the meantime. Cheers, Ardith

  225. Annie permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry GA. Does Mr Pussy need temporary respite, or is he qualified to administer comfort and nursing care?

  226. Andrew permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear your news. I hope that your recovery is swift. However, I still have a lot of your archive to get through.

  227. Gary Arber permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear your news.
    You can still type with one hand the main problem is tying up your boots,
    Get well soon
    Gary

  228. Sally Hirst permalink
    February 22, 2015

    It will be frustrating, and will test your gentleness, but we will remain followers. Don’t worry. Take time out if you need. Put yourself first.

  229. February 22, 2015

    Get well soon, GA. So sorry to hear about your mishap. I’m sure you will find treasures to tell us about nonetheless.

  230. February 22, 2015

    Oh, no! Heal quickly, and train Mr. Pussy to type.

  231. February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear about the break! Hope it heals quickly. Did you trip over the cat? Mine tries to kill me daily… We still adore them though!

    Feel better, soon!

  232. February 22, 2015

    let me be the 207th commentator !!! oh poor dear gentle author. An accident , but your creativity will find a way to cope with this , take care Jane xx

  233. Jonathan Rickard permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry for your discomfort. Due to a chronic illness, I fall too frequently and breaks happen. It’s why I can no longer visit London. But your daily visit in part makes up for my inability by introducing me to parts of the city I’ve missed. One of your posts last year mentioned Jacqui Pearce of the Museum of London. Each year I organize a conference on ceramic history with potters, curators, collectors, dealers, and archaeologists. For next June, Jacqui has agreed to be one of the lecturers. Rest and heal, gentle author.

  234. February 22, 2015

    Just do your best GA and we’ll be patient in the meantime. Dear old Mother Nature never hurries things if us human types intervene in her scheme!

    Back here in Melbourne I send you my best wishes for a speedy recovery son.

    Gary Croft

  235. lee(Leefer) permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you get healed quick…its the itching that is the worse!

  236. Brenda permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to read of your accident, must be really frustrating for you at the moment, hope you will soon be back to normal. We visited the exhibition at 31 Fornier Street a few days ago, which was thanks to you writing about it. Also The City sandwich shop, where the staff were so helpful and the food prepared so well. Again as a result of you writing about the shop. Kind regards

  237. Mary Moulder permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear Gentle,

    Just wrap up in Mr. Pussy, stay warm, and heal quickly. I was taught that out of anything negative, a new positive door opens. Take care. You are part of my full English breakfast sunshine, and I will put you on my prayer list. Thank you for all the cheer you sent to others.
    Cheers from Tucson, Arizona Mary

  238. Jenny permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Dear GA,
    every cloud… I hope all these responses from your grateful Gentle Readers will help
    to distract you from the pain.Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  239. February 22, 2015

    wld be good to take Arnica

    do hope you feel better soon.
    maggie

  240. Juliet. Shipman permalink
    February 22, 2015

    From one of your many fans, hope you get better soon.

  241. Jill permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Poor you. Rest it and mend quickly!

  242. Danny Fields permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Get well soon!
    But the voice-to-text capability on the iPhone, for example, is quite good, and getting better all the time.

  243. Susan Goldman permalink
    February 22, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your misfortune, gentle author, and sending my very best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well soon.

  244. Caro permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Apparently cats’ purring can help their bones heal, so I hope Mr Pussy stays close and transmits some beneficial vibrations to you.. (Thanks for the gorgeous picture of him!) Horrible luck. Take it easy and get well soon. Best wishes xx

  245. Helen George permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Very sorry to hear this hope you recover soon – Comfrey, otherwise known as ‘knitbone’ is the traditional remedy for fractures you should try some.

  246. Victoria dobbins permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Hope you have a speedy recovery. Really enjoy your work!

  247. Jan permalink
    February 22, 2015

    Sorry to hear of your mishap – get well soon. I’m sure Mr. Pussy will be a comfort!

  248. John Page permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Very sorry to hear that. Look after yourself & get restored soon, but take your time. We can wait.

    Best wishes, John.

  249. Michelle permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Hope you are well soon

  250. Ruth Offer permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Bummer Dude!
    Get well soon
    Regards
    Ruth O (Tenterfield NSW)

  251. Barbara permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Please recover soon. I so look forward to your daily tales, etc, especially now that I live Down Under.. take Care.

  252. Jaki permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Wishing you a swift recovery! xx

  253. February 23, 2015

    All sympathies in your plight and more power to your elbow.

  254. good-tree permalink
    February 23, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your misadventure.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from Rome, Italy.

  255. Isabella permalink
    February 23, 2015

    I’m so sorry! I hope you are well soon!

  256. Kevin permalink
    February 23, 2015

    I wish you well . I read your remarkable daily blog with great pleasure , long may it continue, one handed if necessary! Get well soon

  257. February 23, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your arm – I tripped on the stairs at home and broke left arm at top near shoulder – it was the most painful thing ever!! Had to sleep sitting up for weeks, but it was left arm and I’m right handed so it must be so difficult for you. Keep us all posted on your progress – very best wishes.

  258. Annie permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Bad luck indeed. Hope not too incommoding and watch out for Mr P. He has the distinct look of someone about to plan a coup. Perhaps he will sit with you by the fire whilst you recover.

  259. annie s permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Just seen this news – so sorry Gentle Author :-(
    Hope your arm mends quickly!

  260. James Harris permalink
    February 23, 2015

    A comfortable, unproblematic recovery to you and thank you for enlightening and brightening my day with your writing.

  261. aubrey permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Oh dear! Wish you better.

  262. patricia ledwith permalink
    February 23, 2015

    i hope it mends soon xx i am currently typing with one hand, very laborious, so i can sympathise, although it’s because i’m too lazy to put down the papers i am holding. get well soon and look forward to you blogs…

  263. Wendy Davison permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Get well soon! X

  264. Edward Rekkers permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Dear GA, very sorry to hear about your arm! Please get well soon. Best wishes.

  265. Maev Kennedy permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Ah Gentle Author, there are arms that London could more easily spare. When it comes out of plaster, do the physio! I did the exercises scrupulously until my arm felt strong again – but not long enough to stop it ending up slightly banana shaped…

  266. Caz permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Dear G A, If all these messages were ‘get well’ cards, you could paper a wall with them. But that would be a bit odd I suppose. Hope you mend quickly and find patience to deal with the frustrations of your injury. Best wishes, Caz.

  267. Ruth permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Wishing a speedy recovery!

    Best wishes, Ruth

  268. Jeanie permalink
    February 23, 2015

    What a wonderful amount of get well wishes! Not that I am really surprised, you truly have so many loyal friends with us all. Wishing you a very speedy recovery, but do go easy whilst your on the mend, and in the meantime do take more water with it!! Gentle (!) Hugs coming through all the way from Brazil for you and Mr P.

  269. Pauline permalink
    February 23, 2015

    I am sure Mr Pussy knows you are in trouble and is very concerned.
    Get well very soon and take it easy in the meantime.
    Much love, Pauline XX

  270. Margarita Schwartzel permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Dear GA,
    I wish you a speedy recovery. Your cat looks as annoyed as you likely are by this painful interruption in your life. Best wishes,
    MS in Vancouver Canada

  271. Eley McAinsh permalink
    February 23, 2015

    I’m so sorry about your fall — hope you’re not feeling too uncomfortable and that the break heals quickly and cleanly. Of course we’ll understand if there are a few gaps in the weeks to come, though knowing your herculean efforts for your readers, I’ll be surprised if there are many, or even any?! Very best wishes, Eley

  272. February 23, 2015

    You poor thing. I assume you are right handed in which case it will be immensely frustrating for you I’m sure. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery and hoping the black cat will bring you better luck in the future. Hymie.

  273. Andrea Murphy permalink
    February 23, 2015

    So sorry to hear about this. Take good care, Gentle Author.

  274. Judith permalink
    February 23, 2015

    So sorry, wishes for speedy healing and recovery from across the pond.

  275. Barbara permalink
    February 23, 2015

    So sorry to hear about your arm…hope you knit up fast and it’s not too painful.
    Your blog is one of the pleasures of my life, I know the area well but now live hundreds of miles away, when I see a missive from you, it lights up my entire day!! Love your book too, which is on my bedside table.
    Wishing you all the very best for a speedy recovery,
    Barbara xx

  276. Isis permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Is Mr Pussy implicated in this?

  277. Sandy permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Get well soon, and don’t worry about missing a day or two here and there. Sometimes it ok not to …
    Sandy

  278. Geoffrey Bolland permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Geoffrey (actually in Melbourne, Australia where I eagerly await your tea time email; but spiritually in EC4 and slightly further east)

  279. Glyn Winchester permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Wishing you a rapid recovery! When I broke my leg I ate a lot of Greek Salad! You didn’t trip over your devoted cat did you! All the best and ELEVATE!

  280. Giuseppe Marini permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Sono profondamente dispiaciuto e Le auguro una rapida ripresa. I gatti hanno sempre sette vite, del resto …

  281. Jacqueline permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Hope you didn’t trip over your gorgeous cat xxx

  282. James B permalink
    February 24, 2015

    That’s a stroke of bad luck! Hope it isn’t painful, and mends soon

  283. Jenny Williams permalink
    February 24, 2015

    So sorry to hear this – wishing you a speedy recovery!!
    At least this was AFTER you went to The Gun!
    Oh! You didn’t fall over on the way home did you??!!

  284. February 24, 2015

    Just seeing this and sending best wishes from Toronto.
    As for the rest, I’d say “break a leg, eh” but I think you’re already one-limb short right now.
    Take care. Eat some poutine and butter tarts, and a Canadian beer, and maple syrup taffy — sure to help you mend.

  285. February 27, 2015

    Came back from a break away to read about your “break away”. Also, not good if you are right-handed. Wishing you a speedy recovery – no doubt you’ll have a bit of physio and then they’ll put you on the calcium tablets!

  286. Mr Boring permalink
    February 27, 2015

    sorry to hear this. Hope it heals quickly Mr Gentle

  287. m.hardie permalink
    February 28, 2015

    get well a.s.a.p.

  288. Barbara W Johnson permalink
    March 1, 2015

    Love your black cat………great face so expressive what’s his real name ,,!!!!!!
    Keep on writing just take it slowly and don’t trip over the cat again. I adore your
    write ups about the East end of London.so many memories ,it keeps me alive .

    I have all your blogs saved so I can read them over and over again ,,,many thanks .
    I have taken in two stray cats ,,,,,,,,,,,,just love them …………………
    These two now have given me the total of 24 cats I have homed over the last few years ,
    bless you .
    love and regards Barbara

  289. Denise Bryant permalink
    March 23, 2015

    Continue to grow in health and flourish .
    Please take Vitamin D .
    And your bones will support you for eons …

  290. Howard T.M. Kenward permalink
    March 23, 2015

    I am enjoying reading your articles, and trust that the arm heals swiftly.

    Best Wishes,

    Howard T.M. Kenward

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