Sunday, 14 October 2007
Distressed to learn that my grandmother, 93 years old, is in very poor health. She is an amazing woman, the person I admire most in the whole world. It's so frustrating being stuck up here so very far away, but I gather she's insisted I shouldn't travel all the way down to Leeds. I'm also told that despite it all her mind is still characteristically sharp as a tack. Although I'm not keeping vigil by her bedside, she's in my thoughts.