29 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 29 June 2010 in Diary |

Readers will recall me mentioning my gutter frame, which is no more or less than an ordinary Zimmer frame with two gutter supports bolted to the top onto which one can rest one’s forearms. The only other difference between this and most similar frames is that it has two hard plastic wheels on the front […]


28 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 28 June 2010 in Diary |

The beginning of a new week and  a good time to take stock. It is  around 10 days since I had the cast off my leg and the pain decreases daily although the leg and ankle are still slightly swollen. Although I find I can manage to walk a few steps without support my legs […]


27 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 27 June 2010 in Diary |

The hottest day of the year today with the temperatures soaring into the low 30’s. Perfect for the summer lunch party in the garden, preluded by generous tumblers of Pimm’s, which is precisely what we had arranged, risking all on the changeable English weather. (Pimms, in my book, should only be garnished with a  fresh […]


26 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 26 June 2010 in Diary |

I hate to spoil what promises to be a beautiful weekend, when we are in the middle of what is, as yet, ‘an uninterrupted by rain’ dry Wimbledon, a very rare mud-less Glastonbury  Festival and the prospect of English wins against Australia in cricket and Germany in football in the World Cup tomorrow. to have […]


24 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 24 June 2010 in Diary |

I spent the morning quite happily working on my laptop in our dear little Rose cottage at the Olde house. Then to LAF to spend a little time with Granny before brother-in-law, who really is not terribly well, characteristically unselfish and generous, insisted on taking to us all out to lunch at a delightful seafood […]


23 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 23 June 2010 in Diary |

Despite the late night, we found it hard to break our normal habit of waking up and having tea at around 6.00 a.m. After breakfast I worked on my laptop until we were picked up at 10.45 by Victoria. This was the prelude to an exciting lunch at the world-famous Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, at […]


22 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 22 June 2010 in Diary |

Off to Cornwall, to see ‘my lovely’s’ sister Victoria (Tor), brother-in-law, Lawrence (Lol) and (almost) 99 year old mother, ‘ granny’,  driven by Barry and his partner Denise, riding shotgun. ’My lovely’ wanted the whole excursion  to be as comfortable as possible, and characteristically generous,  splashed out and hired Barry for the occasion We stopped […]


21 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 21 June 2010 in Diary |

The longest day of the year — the summer solstice and the weather matched the occasion with a beautiful summer’s day.For other reasons it is a day I shall remember. It was my quarterly assessment at the Respiratory and Sleep Centre at Papworth Hospital, so this meant that last night I had to sleep with […]


20 June 2010 – Father Day

Posted by DMC on 20 June 2010 in Diary |

Not that I’m a great fan of these commercialised celebrations but having said that I very much appreciate the loving card that came from my dear daughter and the effort made by dear Son Miles and the lovely Kimberly, in driving down from London to  join us for lunch today to celebrate the event. Smiler […]


19 June 2010

Posted by DMC on 19 June 2010 in Diary |

My kindly neighbour, Graham Smith, came round this afternoon to help me sort out the next stage of the Mugs Guide for entering such thing as Anecdotes, Jokes, Videos and Photos. These need a little more thought than straightforward posting  text entries as there has to be a hyperlink. Anyway, I’m confident that once I […]

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