Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and encouragement on my last post. We all appreciated it. Things have continued to be challenging, although the Dafter is settling better in college, once she got through a tummy bug that felled her for a week. I am extremely grateful that she is still battling on.
Tilly has been pretty unwell – more on that in a moment – but I recently had another amazing singing experience. I travelled to York to join one of the choirs I sing in, along with many other choirs from the North of England, to sing in Evensong in York Minster.
As you can imagine, it was an amazing experience. I had never sung with 400 other people before, nevermind in the soaring acoustics of a cathedral! The music was beautiful, and has been running through my head ever since.
My visit to York was punctuated by phone calls to and from the vet (although not during the actual service, I hasten to add) but I made the most of it and was delighted by both the grandiose scale of this amazing medieval cathedral, and by the small details.
I was so excited to have this opportunity – Michael had insisted I go, and took time off work to look after the Dafter – and I was also relieved to be home again. Tilly was very poorly, and we took her to the emergency vets. She was dehydrated and running a fever, and she is still there. I have been waiting for a phone call all morning.
The veterinary hospital in Glasgow has an excellent reputation. We were impressed both by the care Tilly received when we arrived, and by the modern building with its brilliantly designed waiting room. There are four S-shaped benches, each with two semi-enclosed areas for an animal to wait, without having to see all the other animals. It being Sunday afternoon, we were the only ones there:
So I hope to have some slightly better news about Tilly for you. I am regularly counting my many blessings, and I thank you again for your lovely comments.