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4 JUNE 2010

Posted by DMC on 4 June 2010 in Diary |


Our nice district nurse, Ellen, came today, on my bidding, with a colleague (whose name, to my shame, I have forgotten) a general check-up on how things were going. No great alarms about any of my minor ailments but she is going to chase up the mobile NHS dentist for whom we have been waiting for some weeks and also to see if the fingernail/toenail  home service is really working, as I have been assured by Essex County Council.

Barry (Prichard) from Springboard Housing Association, who has kindly been keeping an eye on the wet room contract,  called in today to list the snagging  works – leakss and odd bits of painting etc – which need to be attended to by the builder who carried out the work.. I must say Barry has been extremely helpful over this job and nothing seems to be too much trouble to him. We are extremely grateful to Springboard for his services.

This was the first day of the second and last test for England against Bangladesh. It was again an absolutely beautiful summer’s day so I could not resist the temptation, in the afternoon, of sitting out, stripped off, in the wheelchair listening to the cricket. England won toss and decided to bat first  believing the wicket would deteriorate as the game progressed. However, they put up a lack lustre performance finishing the day at 275 – 5.  think the most disappointing performance was that Peterson who batted magnificently for a dazzling 64 until he experience one of those, now all too typical, rushes of blood to the head until when Al Hasan and lured him down the pitch with a slower ball, tempting him to go for the big hit only to be in the ignominiously stumped.

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