Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Saying Thank You


Mr Uphilldowndale has been sending thank you notes out to those who came to his aid and helped him both at the time of the accident and during his hospital stay at Ysbyty Gwnedd, it is quite a list.

Kicking off with a driving examiner on his way to work who seeing Mr Uphdd’s predicament turned his car around and came back to help, armed with first aid kit and sat him in his car whilst the ambulance came.

Here is the view from Mr Uphdd’s hospital bed, there were reports of him sat in bed with his OS map working out the peaks!

Ward with a view-1

What I don’t have a shot of is the helicopters* that seemed ta arrive as regular as 99 busses when we were there, bringing in others who had an urgent need. Given how much time Mr Uhdd spend in the hills, miles from anywhere with no phone reception, I’m grateful he could be easily retrieved by ambulance (one of the  ambulance crew had his own bone breaking accident on exactly the same bridge, some years ago).

To update on his progress, the splints are off, the stiches are out and whilst he is getting more mobile he’s not driving yet. His blood tests and physiotherapy are now at either the Dr’s surgery or the local hospital which is very good news. 

* Which may or may not, have been piloted by Prince William (other helicopter pilots are available).


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Saying Thank You

  1. If you’re going to keep princes it’s good to have the kind that do useful things. I’m glad the Uhddly knee is progressing well, and trust that he’ll be back running the ridgelines any day now.

  2. It’s almost worth being sick to get a view like that. Almost, but not quite. I hope the progress continues.

  3. I’m glad to hear, that Mr Uhdd is getting better. My best wishes for him – and you!

  4. Lovely to hear Mr Uhdd is on the mend.

    When we retired, we had to do some culling on Charity donations. The two we will never, ever give up. The RNLI (they are all volunteers) and the Great North Air Ambulance ( in which the Doctor’s and paramedics give them time free on their off days). Neither of these Charities have any government support, except for what taxpayers Gift Aid.

    If it was William’s lot, then they are funded by the Government because the military need search and rescue.

  5. Very glad to hear Mr UHDD’s on the mend. What a very kind driving examiner too!

Come on, join in.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s