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New Year’s Eve 2009

Posted by DMC on 31 December 2009 in Diary |

Michael left early this morning to spend the New Year’s Eve celebration with his family in Sweden. A brief but happy visit. A visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital this morning for a fitting for lycra gloves. It seems that they have no experience in trying out these ‘second skin’ gloves for MND patients. It will certainly […]

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30 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 30 December 2009 in Diary |

A handsome win by England in the Test match against South Africa, by an innings and 98 runs, one of the best result since winning the Ashes. The good Dr Michael arrived mid-morning from Ireland and joined me, Roger Goodwin and Paul Newman at the Axe & Compasses for a most enjoyable lunch.

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29 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 29 December 2009 in Diary |

Tuesday, geriatric golf day. Frankly too cold, with sleet and snow threatening, for me to spend three hours wandering round the golf course. History. The prospect was enough to keep me in bed listening to the test match in South Africa where England have acquitted themselves well, declaring with a lead of 232 and ending […]

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27 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 27 December 2009 in Diary |

Chloe and family gathered up their hordes of booty and left shortly before lunch, leaving a void but restoring the house to its normal tranquillity. Next year they will be elsewhere. Where will we be I wonder! I have personally have wonderful Christmas only slightly marred by the realisation that I am increasingly finding it […]

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Boxing Day 2009

Posted by DMC on 26 December 2009 in Diary |

An early-morning visitation to my bed by Lara and Seb. but thankfully not so early is Christmas morning. After they were bored with their grandfather’s chat, I was left in peace to have my breakfast and then  I snuggled down for an hour or so and listened to the test match from South Africa. After […]

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Christmas Day 2009

Posted by DMC on 25 December 2009 in Diary |

The family arrived in time for tea mid-afternoon. There was still enough snow covering the ground and the thatch to lend some Christmas enchantment. The little ones, and granddaughter Lara, almost 5 years old, particularly being a little overexcited about the prospects of the day to come. Last year both Lara, and brother Sebastion, then 7 […]

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Christmas Eve 2009

Posted by DMC on 24 December 2009 in Diary |

Sadly, a thaw has set in and much of the snow is disappearing fast from the garden. I had hoped it would remain long enough for the children to revel in it and perhaps make a snowman. The paddock still has a fair covering and snow is forecast for tonight, so who knows we might […]

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22 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 22 December 2009 in Diary |

We are approaching Christmas and I feel I should explain why the blog is over one month in arrears. Unfortunately Richard has suffered from an unusually heavy workload compounded by a nasty bout of flu and bronchitis. He has all of the entries up to the current date and will endeavour to put them on […]

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21 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 21 December 2009 in Diary |

Still a lot of snow on the ground and more forecast. I’m beginning to worry about the family getting here for Christmas -  they are due on Christmas Eve.

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18 December 2009

Posted by DMC on 18 December 2009 in Diary |

We had a heavy snowfall overnight but woke to the most beautiful day – bright blue sky. The garden an our thatched cottage looks very pretty, a scene straight off a sentimental Christmas card, also reminiscent of my younger days on the ski slopes. Jodie from AbilityNet was due today to give me a couple […]

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