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Two Old Men

Posted by DMC on 20 October 2009 in Jokes |

Two old men decide they are close to their last days and decide to have a last night on the town. After a few drinks, they end up at the local brothel. The Madam takes one look at the two old geezers and whispers to her manager, “Go up to the first two bedrooms and […]

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Treading the Boards at Sadler’s Wells

Posted by DMC on 20 October 2009 in Anecdotes |

When I was 19 I shared digs, in Gloucester Road, London with two medical students from Guys Hospital. One day, when they are deeply swotting for an examination, I was asked if I would stand in, for one of them, at Sadler’s Well, Rosebery Ave, East London (since moved to the London Coliseum) the home […]

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20 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 20 October 2009 in Diary |

As we were not due to leave for the airport until late afternoon I took the good doctor to the golf club to join the geriatric walk round and lunch. He is still working quite hard so I am sure that the exercise did him some good. We had a good blow which set us […]

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18 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 18 October 2009 in Diary |

Packing and final tidying up before the trip with a nice lunch at the Axe & Compasses in Arkesden. I had a phone call today, from my friend John Gray, re the pimpled material, about which I rang him only three days ago and which, through his son in Australia, he arranged to have sent […]

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17 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 17 October 2009 in Diary |

My good friend Dr. Michael Long arrived today from Australia to act as my ‘carer’ and companion for the trip to China and Thailand. We celebrated as usual with our evening bottle of champagne.

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15 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 15 October 2009 in Diary |

Lunch in London, at Mercer’s, in Threadneedle Street, with my publishers, Informa Group, and Professor Robert Merkin, who is collaborating with Dr. Julian Critchlow, on the Fourth Edition of my large tome, Arbitration Practice and Procedure Interlocutory Hearing Problems. It was good to meet Robert at last as he is one of the other big names […]

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14 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 14 October 2009 in Diary |

My biggest excitement today was having my toenails cut at the Saffron Walden Community Hospital. The podiatrist is a kindly, personable young lady, who, during the cutting and filing, confided in me how much she would like to be married with a family. Apparently once one is past one’s teens and most of one’s friends […]

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13 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 13 October 2009 in Diary |

It was the most perfect autumn day for a walk around the golf course with the geriatrics I managed the entire 18 holes without my shooting stick which I had left behind. I didn’t feel too bad at the time but I must admit that when I got home I was rather exhausted.

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12 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 12 October 2009 in Diary |

Gavin from Able2 – such a kind helpful young man – called in today to adjust the articulated arm support which I use when I’m eating. It elevates my hand to my mouth which makes the whole process of eating less stressful. This arm support is, of course, an alternative to my own feeding frame. […]

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10 October 2009

Posted by DMC on 10 October 2009 in Diary |

After consulting the film maker, Monti, I have decided to include his magnificent DVD of the dinner given in my Honour at the Atheneum in September. Apart from anything else it’s a joy of the photographers art. In addition there are four separate slideshows of conversation pieces between every guest but I’ve not included those […]

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