August 8, 2009 at 9:02 am #55150
I’ve just learned that Charlie has been involved in a very nasty road accident whilst driving her car on a highway in Crete. A flat bed lorry ran into the back of her sending her car spinning into a very recently erected crash barrier. She is lucky to be alive by all accounts. She sustained a head injury and lost a lot of blood. The driver of the lorry is a suspected drink/driver!
I wish you a complete and speedy recovery Charlie. I know you are not allowed to use the PC but hope you can look into SPI now and then. xx
August 8, 2009 at 9:36 am #93814InezParticipant
Oh Claire, that is bad news!! Im so sorry to hear that.
Charlie, when you see this get well soon!
August 8, 2009 at 9:37 am #93815
That’s terrible news.
Charlie, I am very sorry to hear about this, please make a speedy and full recovery and I hope you are soon home from hospital.
Very best wishes from,
Peter and family.
August 8, 2009 at 9:51 am #93816
I would like to share my thoughts & sentiments with the rest of the forum users. Get well soon.
August 8, 2009 at 10:05 am #93817katyBlocked
Thinking of you Charlie, best wishes, Katy xx
August 8, 2009 at 11:43 am #93818
Very sorry to hear this Charlie, get well soon.
August 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm #93819
I’m sure all your messages will really be appreciated. Just wanted to say it happened a week ago today and she is now resting at home.
August 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm #93820
Thanks for keeping us informed Claire.
Please keep us updated if poss until Charlie is up to posting again.
Very pleased you are home Charlie, a much better place to recover.
August 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm #93823rt21Participant
it sounds as though it was a very nasty accident and I’m sure all our thoughts are with Charlie and a speedy recovery
August 9, 2009 at 11:35 am #93825
I am very touched by all your comments and thank you so much.
I feel I’m doing very well now and each day improving. A brain scan showed no internal bleeding/damage so am very lucky.
…. though I did put the sugar in the fridge this morning after making my first cup of tea 😕
I have never been involved in a motoring accident in 43 years of driving, but this incident has reminded me how fragile life is.
I had a Guardian Angel sitting on my shoulder last Saturday, may you all be blessed with the same.
Doctors have forbidden me to read, look at tv and use computer (part of the deal to be home) but will be ‘just looking’ now and then.
Again, thank you for your kind thoughts.
Warning: don’t ever go to A&E for a haircut, they use razor blades and you come out looking totally cr*p.
August 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm #93827
Hope your recovery continues speedily Charlie. I’m sure we’ll all be glad when you’re back at your “posting best”
Iammas (without the Ouzo!) – Oliver 😆
August 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm #93828rt21Participant
It’s good to know that you are on the road to recovery and that your guardian angel looked after you. We all need one at some stage of our lives no matter what our circumstances
August 10, 2009 at 10:27 am #93829Chris MParticipant
My best wishes to you also Charlie, hope you are up and about with a new hairdo soon!
A really nasty experience car accidents, on the subject of which since August began, I have been looking out of an office window at the N340 at all hours of the day, and the number of times traffic has come to a standstill and I have witnessed police cars and ambulances wail their way through toward yet another accident is unbelievable really.
I am actually scared to drive on that road in August, and I only have a couple of kilometres to go!
Since it became a four lane highway, it was supposed to lose its moniker of being Hell Highway in Europe but… I think we all have to be very careful in hot countries when driving, the Middle East was bonkers as well.
August 10, 2009 at 11:06 am #93830
only saw this today. So sorry you have had this horrible accident, I had two serious car accidents many years ago and was also very lucky to come out pretty well. Take your time, and best of luck with your recovery.
As for haircuts in A&E……….i’d be glad just to have hair!!!
August 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm #93831Fuengi (Andrew)Participant
Good to know your safe.
August 11, 2009 at 9:08 am #93838
Wishing you an excellent (& patient!) recovery Charlie.
Take things easy
August 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm #93850
Just read the news of your accident Charlie. So pleased that you are on the road to recovery! Hope you will be back on the forum very soon! Yours are always the first post I read!
August 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm #93851
Charlie hope you get well soon, laughter is the best medicine they say
This is a true story!!
For all who work with rude customers, shame WE can’t actually do this! An award should go to the Virgin Airlines desk attendant in Sydney a few weeks ago for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo.
A crowded Virgin flight was cancelled after Virgin’s 767s had been withdrawn from service for a maintenance check A single attendant was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travellers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and said, ‘I HAVE to be on this flight and it HAS to be FIRST CLASS’.
The attendant replied, ‘I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these people first, and I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.’
The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, ‘DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?’
Without hesitating, the attendant smiled and grabbed her public address microphone: ‘May I have your attention please, may I have your attention please,’ she began – her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. ‘We have a passenger here at Desk 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Desk 14.’
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the Virgin attendant, gritted his teeth and said, ‘F… You!’
Without flinching, she smiled and said, (I love this bit) ‘I’m sorry, sir, but you’ll have to get in line for that too.’
August 13, 2009 at 7:24 am #93855
Another wellwisher to speed you on the road to recovery.
August 13, 2009 at 7:41 am #93856
😆 I saw that on the news this morning. A squirrel with aspiration!!!
Charlie was not feeling too well a couple of days ago, but I hope it was just a blip on her road to recovery.
August 13, 2009 at 8:36 am #93857
I don’t know what to say to all of you – other than every one of your comments and wishes have really cheered me up.
Yes, my headaches and fuzzy vision have returned which is disappointing so may have to have another brain scan (don’t think they could find it last time). At least my stitches are now out so I can watch the shaved bits grow without the hinderance of plastic washing-line.
Nice one Jim, really made me smile. Reminded me of when some people decided to play a prank at the airport and ask for an announcement to be given out for a missing friend like “Ivor Biggun” and “Mytit Sarbig”.
Isn’t it time you did a Frank and re-named yourself jiminwiltshire?
August 13, 2009 at 8:39 am #93858
sorry to hear that, I really hope it was just a blip. Charlie is such a voice of reason, caring and common sense ,we need her on the forum more than most.
I loved that, that’s what I call justice!!
August 13, 2009 at 8:48 am #93859
……whoops, sorry charlie, crossed post. Didn’t know if you were well enough to be looking in.
while my family and I were at east midlands airport a few years ago a message came over the tannoy about 5 times before somebody clicked. It was an urgent call for mike hunt to board immeadiatly. I picked it up on about the second call I think, much to the amusement of my young son!!
August 13, 2009 at 8:52 am #93860
August 13, 2009 at 8:59 am #93862
forgot to say, I hope you are feeling better today and that the headaches clear up really soon.
……..just a thought, if the blurred vision stays with you, you will be just right for a job in the Spanish justice system!!!
August 13, 2009 at 9:35 am #93863
More like someone who needs a bang on the head (post over in property wanted, now deleted).
August 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm #93866
😀 😀 Charlie the you tube thingy made me smile. Hope you are much better.
August 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm #93895
Only just seenthis today. All the best Charlie and hope you get better soon.
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