I have been away for most of this summer season of bowls, and unfortunately out of touch.

What a wonderful surprise to come back in time to see out last Monday game in the South Alicante Summer League, where a win would secure our position as League Winners and the Championship. Not only did we win that game we won it with a 12-0 victory. WELL DONE EVERYONE and thank you for your excellent performances.

As if that was not enough, we are top of the Wednesday VCL League with 2 games to go and for the pen-ultimate one I had the privilege of marking one of our singles and the team secured a 8-4 win.

I really would like to congratulate our 2 captains Norman Ship and Tom Spencer and their fellow selectors on such a wonderful effort and to all team members for their continued support.

Lastly and as a PS: I met up with fellow bowlers whilst we were away – Derek & Connie Shirley, and Terry and Jean Perchard who wish to be remembered to all and send their best wishes.

The above should have been posted and published last week, I had written it but unfortunately my stay in hospital interfered with my plans. However, it is still relevant and even more so with our final victory against Country Bowls of 12-0 securing our position of champions. A really wonderful achievement winning both leagues that we entered this summer.

As for me I am now home and so full of praise for Thomas and the staff at the Pharmacy, Dr Rosalyn and the staff at the health centre and for the superb attention I received at Torrevieja Hospital.

Lastly thank you for your kind wishes and thoughts that were sent, and the beautiful flower arrangement and now let’s all look forward to a new bowls season in September.

Shirley Hadaway