23 February 2010

Posted by DMC on 23 February 2010 in Diary |

As regular readers will know, I am off to my favourite hotel, the Anantara, in Hua Hin, Thailand in three weeks time with my good Australian doctor friend Michael Long. When I was last there I promised the Hotel Director that I would try to include a small video, on this blog, to show the world what a beautiful place it was. Thanks to another good friend, Monty, who made the superb DVD of the Athenaeum Dinner, this video has now been made, for tips on film taken by me over the years, and will shortly be included under the Video section, The Beautiful Anantara, Hua Hin, Thailand. Do look at it yourself and you will realise that I was not exaggerating.



  • John Dale Pounder says:

    You are an inspiration.
    Your trials & tribulations are so brave.
    Your humour so funny.
    Your journey and its record so very very special.
    You have been an inspiration to me and I’m sure many others.
    I would not have heard of you unless by reading the Daily Telegraph report.
    I wish you every happiness & lots of laughter.

    • DMC says:

      John.thank you for your extremely generous comments. I’m so glad you said what you did at the The Daily Telegraph. If you read the most recent entry in blog you will see why I was sceptical about having any further contact with the media after the treatment I received in the of the Cambridge News.one such content as your own makes the whole thing worthwhile.
      Many thanks and best wishes to you.


  • Derek Farmer says:

    Thanks to the D.T., I have discovered your Blog.
    I reside in Finchingfield, work in the former Soviet Union, and also live with a PC diagnosis.

    Your truthful comments and experiences of PC are more helpful to me than numerous interviews with members of the medical profession.
    Good luck on the Thai trip, and bring back some orchids to Saffron Walden.

    • DMC says:

      Thanks, Derek. I do so agree about the medical profession although I must admit my own team at Addenbrookes are wonderful, although I have had to discover many things for myself or invent ways of coping with daily living.

      You can be sure I shall enjoy the Thai trip, although it is precisely the ‘tripping’, as I did twice on the stairs recently, that concerns me.

      My very best wishes.


  • Mr Cato you are an inspiration to me and the rest of us all in the way you handles all the challenges in your life. By reading your blog, it makes me appreciate more about life now. Thank you sir!

  • susan williams says:

    I have just found you and am so glad to have done so – through the article in the Telegraph – thank you.

  • Patricia says:

    Professor Cato, please don’t be too surprised if I tell you I am a Chinese student in Beijing, who read the report of your blog in the paper. From your blog, I can see it as a very effective way to connect so many people around the world. I sincerely hope you can re-visit China soon, and I wish you all the best in your life! Please do take care.

  • DMC says:

    it is always good to hear from my Chinese friends. Thank you for your good wishes and have a great year of the Tiger.( keep reading your blog)

    Best wishes

    Prof Mark

  • tony席 says:

    Mark,it is not striking that I am also a Chinese student in ZhuHai.
    You are a struggling heart with driving wing & prominnent mind,though I haven’t read your bolg yet .Then, you similarly give me more powers to breathe,to grow,to battle~~~~~~~
    So I will keep on reading your daily .
    From my point of view,you should take a exercise in every morning,breath fresh air or enjoy music to relax and preserve a healthy center.
    Best wishes.

    • DMC says:

      Dear ZhuHai

      It is not so strange that I hear from another Chinese student. Having taught there for nearly 10 years I consider the Chinese students are the best and most hard working in the world. It is a privilege to inspire even one person and I wish you every success in the year of the Tiger.

      Best wishes

      Prof Mark

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