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5 October 2011

Posted by DMC on 7 October 2011 in Diary |

A` great start to today. I managed to delete most of my shortcut icons from my desktop whilst I was moving one of them into my recycle bin. (Something in that 25 years of using a computer I have never managed to do before). Obviously Instead of keeping my head and pressing CTRL + Z, I started down the Restore route and by then it was too late to utilise the simpler method. After a few moments I decided to call Help from Paul,, who, generous as ever, said he will try to pop in at lunchtime and fix it for me, although he is in the end stages of a big work order for his brother, so he could give no guarantees

The electric wheelchair technician, Mark, came today from Holly’s, by appointment specifically to show me how to use the chin control in preparation to the day when I arms do not work but failed to bring it with. him. It’s all ready to go and just needs the actual chin support fitted, so I don’t quite understand why he came without it.

Talking of Mark, my great nephew, young Tom Grand’s wife, Leticia, gave birth to a baby boy last week, just one day after Granny’s hundredth birthday, and I heard, through the grapevine, that he was to be called Arthur Mark. Arthur after his other great uncle, and that Mark was included in remembrance of me. I was very flattered and honoured – particularly as neither of my grandsons had had my name included, Karl, my son-in-law, and daughter Chloe, not wishing to make one side or other of the family jealous., However before I thanked them both I needed to the absolutely sure that it wasn’t just included because it was a name they liked. How embarrassing that would have been had I made the wrong assumption. Fortunately, Tom rang me and confirmed the news. It was a very kindly gesture.

Coming back to the wheelchair and the chin control, the idea was that I used both in tandem whilst I could still use my hand and then when I’m forced to switch entirely to the chin I will be competent to use it. . I asked Mark if the chair could withstand getting wet in the rain. He said, if I got caught in a heavy squall that might prove to be a problem otherwise a little bit of gentle rain would do it no harm. He did, however, come up with a good idea and suggested trying to buy a specially designed cape which fits right over the wheelchair. If I could find the right one it would also be great for keeping me warm on the golf course in the winter nothing was available on eBay that would protect both me and the wheelchair. However we have The Great Western Saddlery Co-, just around the corner who I believe make horse blankets so perhaps I can persuade them to make me a custom built cloak.

I have just received an e-mail from an Aussie reader where he described his lunch as orgasmic (some people are easily pleased1) however, I thought the least I could do is to share it with the other readers…., gotta go as lunch is over…. had my favourite today…..toasted wholemeal bread drizzled with local organic olive oil and then spread with half an avocado liberally showered with crushed pepper…orgasimic!!!!

It is sometime since I included a thing of beauty on this blog so you will find attached a PowerPoint slide show of what has been descress enjoy.ibed as The Most Beautiful Pictures Ever. Click Here.  It is such a pity that there is no explanation  about  the pictures sand where they were taken. Neverthel enjoy.  As usual please be patient while the slides download and then click on the fourth icon in the bottom tray on the right to start the slideshow..
 

3 Comments

  • Brian H says:

    Greetings Prof Cato,

    If you are to publicise my favourite lunch then I must beg the time to fine tune it….. The avocado must be well matured and slightly warm (cold ones out of the fridge have little flavour) and crushed onto the warm wholemeal toast with a fork. Your favourite olives need to be on the side. For the most flavoursome enjoyment eat it with a knife and fork. Given that it is always 5 o’clock somewhere in the world sip a cold pint of Guinness whilst consuming said meal and I guarantee this combination will put you into another “place” beyond the reach of the world’s problems.

    For dessert nibble a square of 70% Lindt dark chocolate whilst consuming a mug of hot tea to your liking.

    Cheers,

    Bh

  • DMC says:

    Greetings Prof Cato,

    If you are to publicise my favourite lunch then I must beg the time to fine tune it….. The avocado must be well matured and slightly warm (cold ones out of the fridge have little flavour) and crushed onto the warm wholemeal toast with a fork. Your favourite olives need to be on the side. For the most flavoursome enjoyment eat it with a knife and fork. Given that it is always 5 o’clock somewhere in the world sip a cold pint of Guinness whilst consuming said meal and I guarantee this combination will put you into another “place” beyond the reach of the world’s problems.

  • DMC says:

    Thanks Brian. It sounds absolutely delicious. I must try myself sometime.

    Regards

    Mark

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