10 September 2010
Thank goodness my electric UpEasy cushion was returned today, or rather a new replacement for the one sent for repair.Â It’s amazing how Â one comes to rely on these gadgets. I often wonder how I managed before..Â Of course, the problem now is that we depend a great deal upon electricity.Â I shudder to think what will happen in the winter if we suffer from the usual number of power cuts.Â Who knows where I might be suspended, in midair on a chair or hoist.Â The longest electricity cut we had last year lasted for 27 hours.. At what stage does one call 999?
After completing my work I treated myself to a lazy day and watched the first of the 50/50 over cricket matches between England and Pakistan.Â I suppose after 60 years of work I’m entitled to the odd hour or two off!Â England performed reasonably well with no-one in particular shining with the bat except hero Davis with his 87 and possibly Trott with his 59..Â England finished with a workmanlike 275 all out from the 41 overs, rain reduced match. Â Ajmal. the Pakistan bowler took a creditable 4 wicket for 58.
Pakistan were up against it from the beginning having been.. bowled out for under 100 three times already on this tour. For a while it looked as though they were in with a good chance but inÂ the end only Â managed 250 for 9Â and England won comfortably by 24 runs