Tues Aug 27
I have not updated my blog for 2 months now, as my life has been crazy. As a result of the accident in Transylvania I have been keeping very quiet & not doing much. This is something I am not used to! Church & football have provided a respite – but the very cold winter has kept me indoors.
Medical appointments have been a regular thing & different problems would suddenly spring up. X-rays revealed damage to my knee caps & for a month now I have been undergoing treatment from a physiotherapist. She said I am making progress – but it is frustrating for me to be restricted to 30 mins walking a day & not allowed to kneel.
All this time my bathroom has been under renovation. This is a long-planned major job……but the end is now in sight. It has been very inconvenient, but thanks to 2 friends I have been able to have regular showers. I have also stayed in city hotels when Port Adelaide were playing in Melbourne.
As this is all I have to report, my Blog will not be updated much.
Recently added to my website are 2 Recent Sermons – Pusey House, Oxford, in May & All Saints, San Diego, in June.
Saty Sep 14 – Holy Cross Day
My physiotherapist said I am making good progress. Still not allowed to kneel, but it is okay to walk an hour, then rest for awhile & resume. This is good news & I have been enjoying walking around the district. Tomorrow I fly to Sydney for the annual synod of SSC, my priests society. It will be good to be with my brother priests, who I know have been praying for me. I will also enjoy a day in Sydney before the synod.
Tues Oct 1
The SSC Synod was good. I returned to Melb on Friday 20th for the last week of the footy finals. As usual, I have had tickets for all the games in Melb, incl the Grand Final. This turned out to be a one-sided game, but was still a great event. My knee is certainly better & I am enjoying walking a lot.
Tomorrow I fly to London. This is my 2nd overseas trip with Virgin & I am looking forward to it. I have a week in London, then go to Walsingham for 10 days. I will be visiting Ukraine after that, before returning home via San Diego.
The flights to London were very good – my 2nd experience flying Virgin. Since then I have had a relaxing week catching up with friends. It has taken longer to adjust to jet-lag, but there has been no obvious effect of the accident & I am doing my usual walking. Tomorrow I catch the train to Walsingham.