Meet Grumpy Monkey-Martian #3:
Make the most of him now, because you probably won't see him again: he has been given to my mum to keep her company in the hospital.
It was a close call, actually: I finished sewing him up at about 10:58, on the road leading to the hosp., and he had been given to my mum by 11:10. There was just time in between for a quick photo-op on NBM's dashboard. Oh, and a fond farewell...
... although from that picture, it looks more like the Wilmster might just have been trying to cop a feel. Tsk.
My mum's still not doing so well. It was nice to see her today, but sad to see that she is feeling so ill. Our drive back home to Bristol was also a bit stressful, with bad weather and two very near-misses accident-wise. But we are ok, so I shouldn't complain really. It has just added up to a bit of a sucky day.
That said, things have looked up a bit since we got home, as I've been attempting to cheer myself up by making Moogsmum's rather delish-looking chocolate and banana muffings:
Thanks very much for the recipe, Lesley and Ruby - they look very tasty! I just hope I followed your instructions well enough for mine to be edible... but I will find out in a mo, as the very next thing I am going to do is try one - with a cup of tea, naturally :o)