On Thursday 19 August 2010, when one of the staff was serving the Old Man his portion of chocolate pudding at lunchtime, she said to him: “You like it here, don’t you?”. He agreed.
The staff at Peakville Infirmary seemed to like the Old Man as much as he liked them. A few days earlier, I had phoned to see how he was, and the female member of staff who took the call said to me: “I wish I had a dozen Mr Oldmans.”
[Original posting 19 August 2011]