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5 May 2012

Posted by DMC on 6 May 2012 in Diary |

The Saturday of the May bank holiday. Sad to say the weather was chilly and damp and was not such as to entice young families from abandoning the warm home to get cold and damp in some activity, which inevitably will be expensive. I just wonder when we’ll get our summer? The forecast for next week is no better, with rain forecast for four of the days, including, I’m sorry to say Tuesday, so it looks as though another week will go by without my visit to the geriatrics golfers at Worlington.

The newspapers are full of the aftermath of the local elections. The Labour Party striding about claiming vindication for the opposition to the coalition’s approach in attempting to revive the economy. The coalition, both Conservative and Lib Dems vigourously defending their approach of severe cuts across the board and changes in taxation, for what may well be a relatively short period.

It is the only way this coalition can see we can get out of our current economic mess. This policy is opposed by the Labour Party whose solution is to spend way out, on the principle that by injecting more money into the economy. they will revive it and it will begin to grow again more quickly. I don’t think one has to be a rocket scientist to realise that if you owe a great deal of money the only way you will be able to pay it off is by even deeper into debt in the hope that your new investments will yield sufficient profit to pay off the increased indebtedness you have incurred. Ed Ball, the shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, who was part of the Labour Party’s opposition gang who got us into this mess in the first place, seems to have overlooked the elementary principle of economics so succinctly summed up by Mister Micawber in Charles Dickens’, David Copperfield

Annual income £20, annual expenditure £19 19 shillings and sixpence, result happiness Annual income £20, annual expenditure £20 and six pence, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the God of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and, in short, you are for ever flawed. As I am!

Jane’ the sheep’ and her partner John, turned up mid-morning with three of her rare breed sheep- Milly; Molly and Katie, who can enjoy the luxuriant growth of grass in our paddock

Having e-mailed my own medical team doctors, Mark Abrahams;Annette Lort; Margaret Saunders and Chris Allen and not received a reply from any of them, I asked John, Jane’ the sheep’s ‘partner, who happened to be here and who is a doctor, whether he felt it would be safe for me to wear an additional morphine patch, as the single one has not proved efficacious. Whilst being clear that the matter must be addressed by my own GP, John could see no harm at all in the second patch after two horrendous nights I had suffered and indeed suggested I might increase the amitriptyline. I may well go down that route. this evening. I think any drawback is that they make you feel very drowsy during the day. Sadly the one patch and this drowsiness effect so sceptical about a second patch as it might make me so drowsy that I become almost incapable of doing anything during the day so must put this side-effect in the balance. I certainly do not want to become a daytime zombie so may well have to put up with the pain in order to remain reasonably alert during the day.

My expensive sheepskin heel protectors arrived this morning. I must say they looked rather grand and I really looking forward to giving them a trial run tonight. If they really work that would be wonderful. As we have now reached the point where when ‘my lovely’ comes down around 12:30 am to turn me over, my heels have become so painful that the only relief that we have been able to work out so far is to rest my calves on a thick pillow leaving my feet free and clear of the bedclothes. This has been partially successful but it has its limitations.

After lunch, Paul ‘the computer’ came to release Alice to do some shopping and so on and at the same time, to continue his good work on developing the camera mouse. I can already see great advantage in being able to move the mouse swiftly across the desktop merely by focusing it on my eye. Apart from anything else, it will be less fatiguing and the more manual operations I can eliminate the better.

Due to the tenuous state of our economy. Click here to see one person’s response when submitting his tax return.

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