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30 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 31 May 2011 in Diary |

A quiet day after all the excitement of the wedding. Being the the May Bank Holiday it was the day of the Clavering Fete which has become so renown that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of people, from miles distant, attending with their children. Sadly the fete is not what it used to […]

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29 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 30 May 2011 in Diary |

      We rose around seven and went through the usual process of tea, breakfast, teeth, short walk, loo on the bedpan and short walk back to the laptop while Barry and Denise sorted themselves out and repacked the car for our homeward journey. Most important of all we telephoned’ my lovely’ and Harriet […]

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28 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 30 May 2011 in Diary |

Gus’s wedding day. I had an okay night but obviously without my normal bed and other bits and pieces it was not quite as trouble-free as it is at home. For example, the bed itself had no bottom border against which I could press my feet in order to turn over and, to my chagrin, […]

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27 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 28 May 2011 in Diary |

Disaster struck this morning.’ My lovely’, who had been feeling a little off-colour for a day or two, had a severe liver attack and was so ill she was unable to even contemplate making the journey to Cornwall for the marriage of our niece, Augustus Grand (Gus) to Desmond Hobson (Des). Dear Harriet, from Ross […]

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26 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 27 May 2011 in Diary |

Unbelievably, this morning I received a call from the West Essex PCT asking me where I was?. Apparently I was meant to present myself in front of the Continuing Care committee, or at least been invited to do so. When I told the West Essex PCT representative that I had been told of this opportunity […]

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25 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 26 May 2011 in Diary |

Michael rang up from Sweden last evening to tell us that he had arrived safely. He had a bit of a panic at this end before he left as he could not find his car keys. However, he had obviously left them in the box when going through security at the airport, on the outward […]

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24 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 25 May 2011 in Diary |

     At last I have received a reply from my local MP, The Rt.. Hon. Sir Alan Hazlehurst, re. my idea for a nationwide scheme of one-to-one mentoring for children from deprived families. (See my letters to the Deputy Speaker of the House Of Commons, Sir Alan Haselhurst and The Prime Minister, 11 February […]

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23 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 24 May 2011 in Diary |

 At last I have received a reply from my local MP, The Rt.. Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst, re. my idea for a nationwide scheme of one-to-one mentoring for children from deprived families. (See my letters to the Deputy Speaker of the House Of Commons, Sir Alan Haselhurst and The Prime Minister, 11 February 2011 entry) […]

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22 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 23 May 2011 in Diary |

Whilst agreeing with me that monitoring is a a powerful tool to help young people understand the world of work and the opportunities available to them, this minister referred me to the Education and Employers Task Force which the government recently announced as their Social Mobility Strategy. This Task Force,, amongst other things, is already […]

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21 May 2011

Posted by DMC on 22 May 2011 in Diary |

‘ My lovely’s ‘birthday and also, ironically, according to one small religious sect in the USA, Judgement Day, Armageddon, the Apocalypse – or whatever you wish to call it -when simultaneousa giant earthquakes would destroy the world. . Fortunately, as I sit here writing this blog there doesn’t appear to be much evidence of this […]

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