Folks ... limited blogging for a time ... of great relief to many I'm sure. Short story, had a major incident with an escalator in Auckland and came off a clear second best. Casevaced to the Auckland Hospital where a CAT scan revealed some bleeding on the brain ... apart from that no real injuries; sutures in the head, a gash on the arms and left leg, a fair amount of bruising and an interesting set of imprints on my shoulder made coming in contact with the escalator treads as I cartwheeled my way back down ... one unkind observer said it was a gold medal performance. Also a badly damaged ego and and suit to match.
NO, I had not been drinking, back foot slipped.
The head warder in the neurosurgical ward has agreed that I should be released with time off for good behavior so I'm heading back to Paihia.
Going to go light on blogging for the next few days.
Great kudos to the Auckland hospital. Their professionalism was unquestioned. Their care and attention was superb. I didn't want for anything. It was a five star facility with five star service.