A great deal has happened since I posted that Norene would not be coming to Menorca for the September Photography Holiday. I said that she was to have an operation in late October.
Well, things moved more quickly than that. Norene’s heart condition worsened rapidly and the operation was brought forward to September – right in the middle of the Photography Holiday.
I simply had to be at the hospital when Norene had her operation and I did a dash back from Menorca to Scotland. My former student Maria Falconer – now FRPS – and our dear friend Ken Terry stepped into the breach to make the holiday a resounding success.
Margaret McKinney, who was in Menorca for her third Photography Holiday with us, said:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the week, though obviously missed you and Norene, but Maria and Ken worked hard to make it a success.“
More news about the Photography Holiday asap.
Back home, Norene was in the hospital theatre for 12 hours – a massive operation that really took its toll.
But now she is on the mend and her condition improves daily – to such an extent that we are told she just might even be home by the end of the week. We are not building our hopes too much but she’s doing just fine – steady and sure.
I’d like to express my personal thanks to all those people who have helped lighten my burden over the past few weeks. I really could not have got through without your support.
As far as The Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank is concerned – words fail me. The hospital and its staff are just superb. Thank you.