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A Special Entry – The Great London Swim

Posted by DMC on 3 July 2010 in Diary |

This is a one off special entry, as you can see relating to The Great London Swim, in which hundreds of generous young people will be swimming for various charities. The event is taking place in the Royal Docks on 3 July. Some members of The Arbitration Club, and other friends have very generously agreed […]

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11 April 2010

Posted by DMC on 11 April 2010 in Diary |

An expected treat today, lunch with the William-Powlett’s as Judith’s 92 year old mother Beryl was visiting. Delicious food, as always with the WP’s and stimulating conversation, much of it inevitably about the possible outcome of the general election – Beryl still has all her marbles and is good company. There was also a little […]

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6 April 2010

Posted by DMC on 6 April 2010 in Diary |

The first truly spring-like day, sunny and bright but a chilly wind. I joined the geriatrics this morning and by sharing a buggy with Griggsy was able to walk and ride alternately and in this fashion probably walked about half of the course, albeit in a slow plodding fashion. There is certainly a noticeable deterioration […]

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Good Friday 2010

Posted by DMC on 2 April 2010 in Diary |

Alison and Roger Musker dropped  in for morning coffee on their way to see one of their children at Bassingbourne. Alison, who was at Sherborne with Alice, has made quite a name for herself as a watercolourist and Roger, having already produced a book listing the entire works of Mozart, is now working on a […]

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April Fools’ Day 2010

Posted by DMC on 1 April 2010 in Diary |

Delicious lunch with the Sands-Rentons, in Saffron Walden.

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17 – 29 March 2010 Anantara Resort, Hua Hin Thailand

Posted by DMC on 29 March 2010 in Diary |

After a comfortable car journey to Heathrow I was transferred to a wheelchair which made travelling long distances around the airport considerably easier. I was even put on a platform hoist to avoid me having to battle with the aircraft steps. One of the considerable advantages that all wheelchair passengers enjoy ease to be whisked […]

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28 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 28 February 2010 in Diary |

Delicious lunch with Ali & Graeme Macrael. Going out for a Sunday lunch is such a civilised pastime, today sadly, greatly underrated.

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16 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 16 February 2010 in Diary |

Today was a red letter day for the blog when the number of hits exceeded 200,000. It is now running in excess of 1000 hits a day, something in the order of 30 to 40,000 hits a month, so presumably someone, somewhere is gaining some comfort or benefit from it which, as I have explained […]

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12 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 12 February 2010 in Diary |

Lunch today at my favourite restaurant,  Sheekeys, off Charing Cross Road, with my dear old 92-year-old friend, Geoffrey Hanscomb. He was in great form with nothing more than the occasional touch of gout – in his case a medical condition rather than a by product of an excess of alcohol! I wonder whether this will […]

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20 November 2009

Posted by DMC on 20 November 2009 in Diary |

I went to London today to deliver the  antique engraved eggcup, spoon  and napkin ring which I had  bought for Baxter Alexander – Karyl and Monti’s three month old, handsome offspring – as a totally inadequate ‘thank you’ to both of them for their kindness, in a variety of directions over the years. The journey […]

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