The Balmoral group asked me to come down and have breakfast with them after their Wednesday swim at Manly. I didn’t feel up to it as I would have had to wheel down in the chair all the way. Also I feel like an impostor as I’m not swimming with everyone else. I felt I would have been imposing. Jan Davies and Meredith Aveling very kindly came and took me to breakfast after the swim anyway. We went to Jellyfish which is just up the street from my apartment. Jan announced at breakfast that she had had a heart attack on the weekend. I was just stunned. She is one of the fittest people I know. No excess weight and really looks after herself. She seemed to take it so well and all my problems pale in comparison with that. My letter to the Japanese Emperor was returned today, marked “Return to Sender.” He never even read it! What an insult after all the effort I made to write it, then get it translated into Japanese. So much for Japanese courtesy! In the evening went to my exploring friend, Andrew Harper’s presentation for Australian Desert Expeditions. As it was a formal presentation I had to wear shoes and the only thing that would fit were boat shoes. My right foot was very sore and swollen, the leg red and inflamed, when I got home. I am aching to get the proper weight bearing recovery under way. I am just marking time.