Thank you everyone for your kind and generous messages. Having a pleasant day – visited The Hare Krishna Temple in Watford (a very special place for me) and now in Rickmansworth at a blood donation centre. I found out a few weeks ago I had a special blood type O negative which I was told was hard to find but universally acceptable. 96% of us in the UK rely in 4% to give blood. Alas in the screening I was told that my frequent trips to India precluded me from donating blood on this occasion. My first rejection after crossing 40! But please please if you can give blood – please do so – it will literally be a gift of life for someone. Once again THANK YOU to all my family and friends for your wonderful messages.