Jamie Andrew's book Life and Limb, how he lost his best friend, Jamie Fisher and all four limbs in a freak snow storm in the Alps, the on that caused the devastating avalanche near Chamonix in 1999. He takes you through the fatal expedition, near despair and finally almost-too-late rescue. His girlfriend and the other Jamie's father hear that only one of the lads has survived. He then goes through his amputations and rehabilitation, including prosthetic arms with built in ice-axes, I suspect his prosthetists regarded him as a wonderful challenge. Not in the least self-pitying, he’s an inspiration to anyone with difficulties.
Spring is definitely here, gardening in a T-shirt, leaves beginning to explode and a picnic in l's garden today
Finally Mother's Day, I hope everyone was cherished. We had a joint Mother's Day, late L's birthday picnic. Instead of flowers I had two pots of begonias for the porch, they were brilliant there a couple of years ago, a jar of giant olives and a bottle of raspberry balsamic vinegar for ice-cream, really! I'll report back on it.