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25 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 25 June 2009 in Diary |

I am due to have my quarterly MND assessment on 2 July when I will finally be able to make up my mind whether I am likely to be fit enough to go to China and give my lectures in October. It all depends how much further my hands and arms weaken in the meantime. […]

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22 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 22 June 2009 in Diary |

Another beautiful summer’s day and walk around at the geriatric golf meeting. I managed the 18 holes with regular rests on my shooting stick.

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21 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 21 June 2009 in Diary |

The World 20/20 Finals at Lord’s today. The English ladies won comfortably. Sadly our men were not in the final, cheated by the weather and Duckworth Lewis. However Pakistan put up a great show and beat South Africa who were the favourites.

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18 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 18 June 2009 in Diary |

To of my oldest friends came to lunch in the garden today, Geoffrey and Jessica Hanscomb, both in their 90s and in splendid form. I am supposed to be Geoffery’s executor but it looks more likely to be the other way around.

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17 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 17 June 2009 in Diary |

Toenail day at the Community Hospital. A nice podiatrist who unfortunately confines herself to feet. The local doctors’ surgery do not wish to know about fingernails which I certainly cannot manage myself but I am fortunate that Alice is prepared to have a go. Having said that I’m going to try to find out what […]

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16 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 16 June 2009 in Diary |

Sadly England were knocked out of the World Series, by the West Indies, last evening in a rain interrupted match. I do believe my hands are getting weaker. I’m still managing to shave lying down but need both hands on the razor. Also can still manipulate my electric toothbrush, but only just. How long will […]

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15 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 15 June 2009 in Diary |

An early morning start for another geriatric golf day. I managed to walk the course without too much difficulty. Too chilly for the kilt. In any event it looked like rain so how to protect against a soggy skirt?

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14 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 14 June 2009 in Diary |

Another Lords day, this time with Mark Jenkins and Steve Harrisson. The last before the Final next Sunday. Ireland lost only marginally against Sri Lanka by 9 runs and England had a thrilling finish against India winning by 3 runs. They just need a good win against West Indies in order to get into the […]

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13 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 13 June 2009 in Diary |

Whilst lunching in the garden today, listening to South Africa’s magnificent win over the West Indies, I managed to drop boiling hot soup onto my foot. Again, it was a problem of collapsing wrists. I wonder how long it’ll be before I cease to be able to confidently lift anything at all?

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12 June 2009

Posted by DMC on 12 June 2009 in Diary |

More matches at Lord’s in the 2020 series but I must confess I did not see much of the action today due to a long liquid lunch, in the Harris Gardens, with my two nephews, William Garton-Jones and Jamie Grand. However, what I did see was the West Indies putting behind them their disappointing test […]

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