How things have moved on. Last time I broke my ankle I had my foot and le plastered up for six weeks.

I visited a friend in hospital yesterday who had a nasty fall and broke her lower leg bones. She had to have a steel plate inserted and a special plastic 'moon boot' fitted.

I think the advantage is she can remove it at night when going to bed - great idea!

She had a fall in hospital last night - now she may also ave fractured her hip - just awaiting x-rays.

She might need to stay at my single-storey place as her place lacks safe access - time will tell.