Sorry for prolonged absence; unfortunately recently I have been spending more time in Accidents and Emergency at the University College London Hospital on Euston Road than at home.  First my broken ankle then last weekend Mum had a bad fall and as she is both frail and suffers from osteoporosis has spectacularly fractured five lower ribs on the right side.  She’ll be in hospital for at least two weeks.  Even worse is the day after Dad was also rushed into A&E with multiple infections and is now in Acute Admissions in the same hospital.

Draining physically and emotionally; I seem to be putting in 12 hour shifts like the nursing staff and particularly today I could feel my left ankle screaming and protesting.  I may very well take the day off tomorrow to rest the foot and catch up with my beauty sleep.

I have to be fit and hit the ground running when back in Hong Kong; I’ll allow myself one day to recover from jet lag and then it is back to the grindstone.

It’ll be weird being in the Pearl of the Orient again, the climate and culture and pace of life will take a little while to adjust back to but hopefully a lot quicker than when I landed in April.

About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on October 15, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow… that’s an insane amount of awful events to be dealing with at once, Mama G. I was wondering where you’d gone, yes indeed. Very sorry to hear, and hope your parents – as well as your ankle – recover soon.
    I am still confused as to where you actually reside? You yourself live in HK, right, and so you must have been in London for your parents correct? But you also grew up in HK? Hmm.

  2. thanks jade when i have more time i’ll answer your questions in detail x

  3. Sending you blessings for some peace and good health…

  4. Thanks Theresa I certainly need them and strength and courage for when the time comes …

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