Down to the quay at Topsham this afternoon - a powder blue sky and the warmth of the sun on our faces . V slept and I watched the curlews and godwits stabbing the mud flats in the estuary with their elongated beaks in the eternal quest for food . I shut my eyes for a moment and the world seemed almost normal - things as they were not as they are .
By the way -I managed to contact the Panel officer for CHC on Monday, she actually apologised for the delay and said the clinical someone or other had the file and would phone me on Wednesday and would you believe it she did . She said she needed to arrange a meeting and would phone me next Monday to arrange it !!!! I suggested that since we were on the phone now why not do it now . She got very flustered and said they needed to collate everything and I might need to add stuff - I pointed out that they had had all my "stuff" since 12th January - she then said well they would need to look at the assessment which I pointed out to her they had had in their possession since 28th September 2015 . I got the distinct impression that the file had only just arrived and she hadn't got a clue what was in it . She then asked where would I like to meet so I said why not come to my house then you can meet Veronica as well and see for yourself - she said she didn't think that was allowed but would ask her line manager . She also suggested we have the so called meeting over the phone which I declined - this meeting is definitely going to be face to face .