1. I haven't written a blog post for years.
2. We were at le Mans recently.
3. I have had a medical adventure.
We can't do much about item 1, it's GOG* syndrome. That is, Blogger has changed and I can't be bothered learning how it all works - my experience is that it just doesn't and I would rather not write than fume (I don't do silent fume - the whole street tends to know). Item 2 was exciting, but Susan has it covered, and item 3...
Well, that's where only I can tell what it was like.
On the Friday morning I commented to Susan that it was weird - I could see little black ants crawling on the bottom of the lens of my glasses when I was wearing them, but I couldn't find them when I took the glasses off and looked. I put that down to some excitement, some beer and some wine on Thursday evening and ignored it (these days I rarely drink, and although I am not a one pot screamer the after effects are far greater than they used to be). On Saturday morning my eyes were a bit hazy, but that may have been wine and beer on Friday evening (no excitement, it had rained all Friday - not exciting in a tent). Sometimes my eyes just take a while to focus properly
It wasn't until we had completed the lap of the circuit that I picked up my camera and put it to my left eye - the stronger of my eyes, and the one I use for aiming stuff. Blow me down but it was interesting...
When we got home, Susan rang a friend who had suffered a detatched retina late last year. He said that he didn't know if I had the same, but visiting A&E (hospital outpatients or Urgences) would be a good idea. So we drove to our nearest Urgences which is in Chatellerault to discover they had no opthalmologist (we knew that, but you should visit the nearest Urgences first up) and they referred us to Poitiers.
I was dreading the thought of visiting a hospital emergency section at 9.00 pm on a Saturday evening in the middle of summer - anyone who has done the same in Australia or the UK can tell you some horror stories, but it has to be said that both the hospitals we visited were calm, friendly places, with personal service (no numbers, you were called by name) and really quick. We set out at just after 8.00 pm and were home by 11.30 pm, having seen an intern, and having an appointment with an opthalmologist made for 9.15 am on Sunday(!) morning.
To be continued...
*GOG = Grumpy Old Git