I have it on good authority from my reporter in Chambéry that DC is making a good recovery. This is evidenced by his increasing irritation with the lack of food coming his way. having to make do instead with water and some stuff coming down a tube stuck unceremoniously in his nose. There is unlikely to be a more resounding demonstration of DC’s possession of his faculties than hearing him complain about lack of food, or delayed food, or food arriving in the wrong order.
This has helped raised the spirits of those of us now back in Edinburgh, already buoyed by being reunited with our luggage a day or two late. Wiseman, having already had to make an emergency pants-buying trip in Chambéry, on a day when the only shop open was an expensive department store, was staring the bleak prospect of a second underwear-acquiring expedition in the face, when everyone’s luggage arrived.
I must say, having travelled back from France with my rucksack, ski-boot bag, skis, DC’s rucksack and DC’s boot bag, having them delivered to my door was a good option, one day late or not.
Feels odd to be back in Edinburgh when there is what feels like unfinished business back in France. However, DC has even more people out there looking after him now, and is looking at a return to the UK soon, hopefully.
Thank you to all who sent messages, and especially to those who prayed.