Wa you wont for breakfast?
Some tea, some orange juice, and bran flakes please.
You wont sugar ?
No thank you.
She appears to write it all down.
Few minutes later..
She puts a tray ( with tea, small carton of juice, and tiny bowl containing about 20 bran flakes, full to the brim with milk ) out of my reach on a table to the side of my bed.
I ask her to pass my the tray, which she kindly does.
I no put the sugar in yet.
I don’t want sugar, thank you.
You wont sugar – How many?
No sugar at all, thank you.
Maybe I’m the first person in this hospital not to request sugar?
I know now find myself strangely pleased when I hear strobberi jam …. from behind the curtain – which of course I did 3 times.