The other thing about hospital is that they keep putting things up your bottom. My advice is: if you go to hospital, don't stand up - remain seated. If you have to stand up, don't turn your back on ANYONE. At all. They all do it. The bottom thing.
I write - my first novel, "the Trouble with Wagner" is unpublished. I also write a regular article for "Forward Plus", a churchy newspaper with a circulation of well over 3. I have written some poetry.
I am a dedicated student of languages, especially French. I love classical music. I am a keen oenophile and gastronome and relax most easily at table with friends. I prefer to drink Burgundy, and have a particular love of the (unoaked) wines of Chablis and the wines of the Côte de Beaune and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. Not sure that I would kick the Côtes de Nuit wines out of bed, either. Not to mention the Côte Chalonnaise.