Thanks so much to all if you who got in touch following Dad's accident - the online community is a remarkable thing, really - much more real than virtual. I went to see him last night and he is very cheerful and looking forward to getting mobile again :-) I am sure he will not let it slow him down for long!
I got back home last night to find that almost the last of the snow and ice was gone - we've had a very quick thaw, because I only took these photos yesterday morning...
"Ah, Ginger, my dear fellow, help yourself to a bit of snow-cone..."
"Thank you Solomon, I don't mind if I do."