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9 April 2010

Posted by DMC on 9 April 2010 in Diary |

My brother and sister-in-law, John and Anne Garton–Jones came to lunch to see how we were, having trekked all the way from the other side of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It was very kind of them particularly as John bought me a rather splendid bottle of 1975 Warres port. It was a beautiful spring day and […]

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Easter Monday 2010

Posted by DMC on 4 April 2010 in Diary |

Chloe, Karl and three grandchildren came to lunch today. Fortunately the weather is on the mend and the children were able to run around in the garden. It was great to see them particularly as I now find it more difficult struggling all the way to East Dulwich where previously I always tried to go […]

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13 March 2010

Posted by DMC on 13 March 2010 in Diary |

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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18 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 18 February 2010 in Diary |

Being half-term, daughter Chloe came down with my three little grandchildren whom I had not seen since Christmas. Up to now I’ve made it my business to visit them every six weeks or so, in London, but with a journey time, there and back, of around five hours, is now becoming a bit of an […]

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23 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 23 January 2010 in Diary |

Despite slightly panic stricken telephone calls from my sister-in-law in Cornwall concerning my dear mother-in-law’s deteriorating state of health – she will be 99 years old at her next birthday, after all – we decided to go ahead with another arranged social event and had Jill and Tony Griggs, wincing each time the telephone rang, […]

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17 January 2010

Posted by DMC on 17 January 2010 in Diary |

Last evening, we received the telephone call that we have dreaded for some time. My mother’s 90 year old husband, Richard, (is he my stepfather once removed!?) was taken to hospital with a minor stroke — the second in two days. Fortunately, we have some very good friends in the area, indeed, I have known […]

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Christmas Day 2009

Posted by DMC on 25 December 2009 in Diary |

The family arrived in time for tea mid-afternoon. There was still enough snow covering the ground and the thatch to lend some Christmas enchantment. The little ones, and granddaughter Lara, almost 5 years old, particularly being a little overexcited about the prospects of the day to come. Last year both Lara, and brother Sebastion, then 7 […]

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Christmas Eve 2009

Posted by DMC on 24 December 2009 in Diary |

Sadly, a thaw has set in and much of the snow is disappearing fast from the garden. I had hoped it would remain long enough for the children to revel in it and perhaps make a snowman. The paddock still has a fair covering and snow is forecast for tonight, so who knows we might […]

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20 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 20 September 2009 in Diary |

To East Dulwich for lunch with Chloe, Karl and the grandchildren.  Managed to walk the mile or so from London Bridge to Liverpool Street station without too much effort. England managed to scrape an unconvincing win in the seventh of the one-day series against Australia, mainly due to Swann’s 5  for  28 – one win […]

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28 August 2009

Posted by DMC on 28 August 2009 in Diary |

Last Tuesday we drove up to Shropshire to spend the night with my parents. We took them out supper and left early the following morning for Bwlch Uchaf where we stayed until returning to Nan and Richard on Friday and home on Saturday.

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