Monday, July 19, 2010


Interruption to normal service

I have been neglecting this blog, but I am hoping to be able to recommence my jottings on a more frequent basis as the year rolls forward.

Last October, just after returning from Corsica, I tested positive for prostate cancer and for the past eight months my life has been dominated by hospital visits, tests, more tests and finally, on 30th June, a spell in hospital to have the troublesome organ removed. I am now at home, gradually recovering and regaining use of various body functions. We are hoping to go back to Corsica for a couple of weeks later in the year.

Our last visit to our favourite island before my operation was a memorable one. Highlights were a drive between Ile Rousse and Ponte Leccia along the old, wild, pre-Balanina road, some wonderful evenings in our apartment watching the sun go down and an excellent concert featuring Meridianu in Algajola.

We are getting rather fond of Algajola. Somehow, we managed to eat at the U Castellu restaurant there on two occasions. It's a shame we can only get there by car from where we stay.

We managed a few shortish walks. One was a stroll to the Genoese tower at Punta Caldanu - the surrounding land was covered in Immortelle when we were there. Immortelle is a kind of reminder to us (as if I needed it) that we are anything but immortal ourselves.

Sorry to hear about your health issues - hope you are well on the mend. I've recently moved back to Canada for a short time after living in Patrimonio for 4.5 years. Thanks for the reminder about immortelle. I'm going to email some family members and get them to send some to me. A very frangrant reminder of Corsica while living far away.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things are under control.
Many thanks for these wishes! I am gradually but surely getting better and have started my archery again. I have awarded myself some new arrows to celebrate and they are fantastic.
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