"I love people. I also hate people. I hate nasty, cruel right wing people." Sir John Richardson about sums it up in an interview in last Saturday's Financial Times. He is in his 90th year. Two volumes of his great biography of Picasso have appeared so far. One is still to come.
With my dearest and dearest in hospital, I am trying to learn the jargon. HDU stands for high dependency unit. The good news is that she went straight to the general ward after the operation, by-passing HDU. I never liked hospitals but you can only wonder and applaud how The National Health Service looks after streams of patients day after. Without exception the nurses are kind and cheerful.
Thank Goodness, or Whatever! Hope the news continues to improve. Either way, we're still here.
I wonder if you intended to say nearest and dearest? If so, the fallible keyboard brought about something quite different, a passionate evocation. If you intended "dearest and dearest" that's better still; you heard the difference beforehand.
I'm not entitled to advise you but if my former guess was accurate I hope you will let the accidentally arrived-at phrase remain. To me it is in no way defective, rather the opposite.
Skipping HDU is always good news. Soon your very dearest will be out the door and back into your good hands.
Good news about your dearest dear, and wishes for a speedy recovery and homecoming!
Cheers everyone. Saw her today in better shape than yesterday. She even rang me from the hospital on her mobile (now permitted) and that technological initiative is an achievement at the best of times.
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