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17 – 29 March 2010 Anantara Resort, Hua Hin Thailand

Posted by DMC on 29 March 2010 in Diary |

After a comfortable car journey to Heathrow I was transferred to a wheelchair which made travelling long distances around the airport considerably easier. I was even put on a platform hoist to avoid me having to battle with the aircraft steps. One of the considerable advantages that all wheelchair passengers enjoy ease to be whisked […]

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16 March 2010

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Today is our 47th wedding anniversary. And this to a girl to whom I proposed three weeks after I met her in Arabia and was told, “ if you were the last man on earth I would never marry you”. Not a totally encouraging response but a two-year romantic courtship followed in Africa and here […]

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15 March 2010

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I slept last night with the Oximeter, provided by Papworth Hospital, to measure the amount of saturated oxygen in the my lungs. Then off to the hospital for my quarterly lung test. The outcome showed a possible drop in the supine testing of my lung function but the respiratory tests remain stable. My average oxygen […]

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13 March 2010

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I must say the daily hand massage in order to reduce the fluid, and the arms stretching, certainly seems to be doing some good. I have even introduced a new bed exercise of raising each arm in turn towards the ceiling and circling clockwise and anticlockwise ten times and then repeated a further 10 times. […]

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12 March 2010

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Doreen, my secretary, came in today to help clear up the mess in my office so that I can leave it nicely tidy when I go abroad next week, with hands little better than flippers it is almost impossible for me to pick up papers and doing any filing. I seem to have spent us […]

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9 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 9 March 2010 in Diary |

I made it today to the March meeting of the Mother Club of the The Arbitration Club. Fortunately they meet at Herbert Smith’s offices, at the back of Liverpool Street Station, so the distance from the train to the office is not too great. One of our vice president, John Rushton, kindly met me on […]

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8 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 8 March 2010 in Diary |

The thatchers finished re-thatching the house today and re-ridging in my office. I must say it looks rather splendid although the cost is equivalent to taking out a second mortgage. Fortunately this ‘full Monty’ only has to be done every 25 years or so, and re-ridged somewhere after 12/13 years or so, so either way […]

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5 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 5 March 2010 in Diary |

Over the past few days I have found it increasingly difficult to get up from a seated position and I’m looking forward to the receiving the reclining chair from the NHS that operates electrically to put you almost vertical position onto your feet. I’ve also looked at an electric cushion which does the same job […]

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4 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 4 March 2010 in Diary |

As I said about, yesterday, a very pleasant young man, Duncan Johnson came to see. Having seen my blog, he decided he would like to include a profile of him a future copy of the Journal. I suppose as much as anything what I have done over that time may be of passing interest to […]

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3 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 3 March 2010 in Diary |

Duncan Johnston, from the publishers of the journal for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, came to see me today to do a small piece for the journal on my blog. I suppose the point is I’ve been a member now for almost 59 years, so that is sort of newsworthy. Time I think thus […]

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