Work wise, 2011 got off to a very slow start. Just after Christmas I was admitted to hospital with a ruptured appendix and a bad case of septicaemia. It was an unpleasant experience and one which I hope not to repeat too soon. However medical problems at the beginning of the year set one up for a fortuitous rest of the year! Or so goes the Buddhist saying that my South Korean wife Meg quotes... I hope she is right!