|Tom Gowans in a London hospital earlier this year|
He's okay. For anybody who hasn't "met" fellow blogger Tom Gowans from the outskirts of Luanda, Angola, let me tell you that this fellow has lived a remarkable life and his blog, "Hippy on the Lawn", is well worth reading. In fact it won the prestigious "Blogger of the Year" award last year. It is full of joy and of the trials and tribulations of life and is stylishly well-written too. Tom Gowans is a sweet swashbuckling real life action hero, a man who can do anything until that is he is struck down by infection - caused (naturally) by a snakebite that at first he thought he could simply ignore. The crazy fool!
I was slightly worried about him because he hasn't blogged since August 9th and you know how the blogosphere is. Sometimes people simply disappear. So I dropped Tom an email message to reassure myself that he is okay and this was his reply...
First signs of progress but still a long way out of the woods. Once I am, I will have plenty to write about!
I keep clicking on your blog - "Hippo on the Lawn", wondering if you will ever come back. Obviously there are lots of reasons for not blogging - you got bored, somebody stole your computer, you had nothing to say, there was a big family or health issue etc.. All I want to know is that you are okay. If you get this, please drop me a line. I know I am not the only one who is missing your witty and erudite blog offerings.
Yorkshire Pudding (Sir)