Apologies… and Happy New Year!

Image: Detail of two musicians dancing, one playing a mandora, and the other a fiddle. The Queen Mary Psalter. London, British Library, MS Royal 2B vii, folio 174 recto. Go to source.

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that a change in family circumstances doesn’t allow me at present to spend a great deal of time on Modern Medieval Cuisine, and so my videos and blog posts have been delayed. So sincere apologies for this, and please bear with me as I adjust to the changes and get back into some kind of routine. Hopefully, the last two videos in the Easy Medieval Cuisine series will be ready to publish in the next few weeks.

By way of amplification, my mum-in-law (I call her mum) had a fall nearly two weeks ago and she fractured her hip, which required surgery. Her progress in recovery has been affected by long periods of delirium, which she was at greater risk of developing due to her having dementia. Needless to say, it has been quite challenging for all concerned.

The better news today was that mum was brighter and closer to her cognitive baseline; and so she was able to carry out more mobility exercises with the physios than she’s previously been able to do.

Unfortunately, Ray, my partner and mum’s son, has gone and injured his back and is dealing with sciatica (I don’t think all the sitting in hospital has helped). We’re both spending quite a lot of time with mum but I’m having to do some of the chores that he normally does. Hopefully, we can get his back sorted soon.

Thanks for your patience, especially my Premium Content subscribers, and I wish you all a Happy New Year with at least a morsel or two of medieval merriment in your celebrations. Just check out those dancing musicians, above, for inspiration!


P.S. If you’ve not yet caught up with the Easy Medieval Food series, you can head over to my YouTube channel.

Published by Christopher Monk

Dr Christopher Monk is creating Modern Medieval Cuisine

16 thoughts on “Apologies… and Happy New Year!

  1. Wishing you and your family a brighter New Year. It can be hard to be the caregiver. Blessings to you and warm wishes from the other side of the pond.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hoping the New Year brings you all peace and you mum continues to recover well.
    Happy New Year and thank you for your posts.
    Kindest regards Penny Cilento

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bestest wishes to you all, have a 91 yo mum staying with me and a hubby due to have hip replacement revision surgery in the next few weeks. Can completely empathise with what you are going through. With love, Lorna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, sorry, I missed your comment. Thank you very much. Progress is quite slow for mum at the moment. Her dementia has worsened since the accident. But we’re coping OK. I hope it goes well with your hubby’s revision surgery. And hats off to you caring for your mum.


  4. Dear Dr Monk, I hope things are improving for you and your family and send all good wishes for the New Year Regards Lin Faulkner ( A subscriber )

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: