When we went to London Beth complained, but not very much, about her foot. In fact, she hardly mentioned it at all. She'd already been to her doctor who said it might be tendon trouble, a ligament strain ....
She went back to her GP because it was no better. They sent her for an x ray and this is what they did.
Plaster cast by the NHS
Illustration by Philip Morgan
They put the plaster on because she's broken her foot. She'd been walking around with a metatarsal fracture.
She didn't do it in London. In fact she doesn't know how she did it. The funny thing is we took a wrong turning on the drive through Chelsea and had to reverse in a side turning by the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. We joked about the time when we spent several hours there after she had fallen down marble steps in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
It's a very long story that I won't bore you with but from that experience I've stuck off Harrods as a shopping destination. They swiped my credit card before they would 'lend' me a wheelchair for her. The staff were as unhelpful as possible unlike the staff at the Cafe Rouge across the way who were great.
The following time she went up she was knocked off her feet by an Italian tourist on Tower Bridge. The staff took her in and gave her first aid. Now, not many people can say they've been inside Tower Bridge.
All this to visit an exhibition at the Design Museum.
Good well soon, Beth!
Really, you couldn't make it up!