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31 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 31 January 2010 in Diary |

British hopes were shattered today when Andy Murray lost, in three sets, in the final of the Australian Open Tennis Championship against an invincible World Number1, Federer. Murray’s record against Federer is good, 6 wins out of 10 matches but never when it comes to a grand slam Not since 1936 has a Britain won […]

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30 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 30 January 2010 in Diary |

I didn’t have a bad night’s sleep having taken a couple of painkillers at 2.00 a.m. I can now assess the damage from yesterday’s fall. Apart from a large piece of skin scraped off the skull; a sprained left wrist and a stiff neck which I hope is no more serious than that, I clearly […]

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29 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 29 January 2010 in Diary |

Richard, my web designer,  came to lunch today to instruct me on making my own entries on the blog. It all looks quite complicated but provided he gives me a line by line ‘mugs guide’ which he has kindly agreed to produce for me, I should be able to manage. As Richard was about to […]

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28 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 28 January 2010 in Diary |

I fitted the lycra gloves this evening whilst I was watching television, intending to wear them overnight but I abandoned the right-hand  glove before retiring. After wearing it for a couple of hours the muscles in the palm of my hand and on the back,  both ached rather painfully. I am clearly going to have […]

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27 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 27 January 2010 in Diary |

I had my lycra gloves fitted at  Addenbrookes Hospital today. My initial impression is that whilst  giving  a certain amount of support to the wrist, at least, the downside is that they restricts what little grasp I have left. In other words,  it is more difficult for me to curl my fingers towards the palm. […]

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26 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 26 January 2010 in Diary |

My first walk round the golf course for over seven weeks – Christmas, New Year and the severe winter weather intervening. I was curious to see how I would manage as I  really felt that I had weakened over this period. In the event I managed 13 holes and believed I could certainly have completed […]

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23 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 23 January 2010 in Diary |

Despite slightly panic stricken telephone calls from my sister-in-law in Cornwall concerning my dear mother-in-law’s deteriorating state of health – she will be 99 years old at her next birthday, after all – we decided to go ahead with another arranged social event and had Jill and Tony Griggs, wincing each time the telephone rang, […]

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19 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 19 January 2010 in Diary |

I caught the train to London today for the first of this year’s meetings of the Kings College branch of the Arbitration Club. Fortunately, like the Mother Club the meetings are held, at a solicitor’s office,  just behind Liverpool Street Station, so  the journey was not too exhausting.

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18 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 18 January 2010 in Diary |

We received a very welcome telephone call from Richard today. He has been released from hospital with a relatively clean bill of health. At least that’s his version of it! (They’re a tough breed these old naval types). We will just have to keep our fingers crossed (and everything else!) Jodie, from AbilityNet, came today […]

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17 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 17 January 2010 in Diary |

Last evening, we received the telephone call that we have dreaded for some time. My mother’s 90 year old husband, Richard, (is he my stepfather once removed!?) was taken to hospital with a minor stroke — the second in two days. Fortunately, we have some very good friends in the area, indeed, I have known […]

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