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Taking an old blogger’s break.

Posted by Big John on August 18, 2018

I’m sorry that I have not been blogging during recent days, but my old brain feels somewhat ‘scrambled’ at the moment due to me being a bit ‘poorly’. Well, a lot bloody ‘poorly’ actually !

I know that in the UK we moan a lot about our NHS health care, but it’s at times like this that you appreciate the fantastic service that it provides.

I won’t go into details, but, at present I am being monitored and treated by the dedicated doctors and nurses at my local health centre and …

I couldn’t ask for more !


9 Responses to “Taking an old blogger’s break.”

  1. rummuser said

    My best wishes for a speedy recovery John.

    Oddly enough, my cousin who was a Doctor in the NHS in Britain now back in India visited me just a couple of days ago and was telling me about the great work that the NHS does. I am sure that you are in very capable hands.


  2. Gil Stewart said

    Just take your time and get well. Us old bloggers need a break every now and then. It’s that way here in Oregon, USA, and I’ll bet it’s the same there.

  3. Betty Adams said

    Get well soon, John. We enjoy reading your blogs.

  4. Glad you listened to your body’s signals and didn’t ignore your health—sometimes it’s obvious we need a break! Take care!

  5. ginnie said

    I will keep checking your blog so I can celebrate your return … I hope it is soon John and all best wishes for your recovery. You are loved …

  6. joared said

    Glad you’re receiving the care you need. Sending you positive wishes across the pond.

  7. Big John said

    Thanks for your kind wishes Ramana .. Gil .. Betty .. Diane .. Ginnie .. Joared and remember .. “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” … Bette Davis

  8. ginnie said

    I think of you often John and hope you are recovering. You are so right … old age is not for sissies !

  9. Get well soon, John. There aren’t many out there with your crusty way of observing and the power of words to express it.

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