Received an email from Christine (Roche) yesterday evening. She's now out of hospital after having her patella wired. Here's a quote from the email that shows her determination to get back on her feet, "...and I do feel quite cheerful because I am making progress and yesterday I was delighted to crutch my way up all 13 stairs. In hospital before going home you are supposed to 'manage stairs.' This practice on just a few on a sort of small model staircase of 4 up and 4 down."
She may be off crutches by the time the Backpackers Club Buxton to Roaches weekend that she organises comes around but is doubtful that she'll be able to participate.
Hope you'll join me in wishing her a speedy recovery.