To say that the last month or so has been a bit of a blur would be a wry understatement - but it's still been punctuated by a few memorable meals.
A few days after our wonderful Hopleaf party my brother William underwent emergency life and limb saving surgery. While he was still in the excruciating throes of recovery, my mother was also hospitalized. She suffered a debilitating dizzy spell which we feared might be another stroke.
With some sit-comical coordination we've managed to keep my mother's hospitalization a secret from my brother. Don't worry - he doesn't read my blog.