I'm sorry that I have not visited you recently, but just before Christmas I had some pain in my chest - it was excruciating! Before I knew it, I found myself in hospital. I don't know what the fuss is all about the NHS because I immediately had surgery on my heart and I must admit that I feel better - almost better than I did when dear Diana was tragically killed. Where are these waiting lists? I didn't have to wait!
However, it does make one think about one's own mortality and I know that I am not going to live forever. I just hope that I will be able to have enough strength to live through this year for Elizabeth's sake - after all it is our diamond jubilee - one doesn't believe it; 70 years! Seems like yesterday!
Talking about yesterday, they let me out of hospital so that I could bag a few brace of partrid...