29 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 30 April 2011 in Diary |

A Red Letter Day. The Royal Wedding of Prince William, the Queen’s eldest grandson and Catherine Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Certainly a day that many of the millions of people around the world who were watching on television will remember for the rest of their lives. As one has come to […]


28 April 2011

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A fairly standard day. The good doctor working upstairs on his medicolegal reports and me below in the stud,y on my laptop On his last visit Mick, went to Saffron Waldon and very generously bought me a new speaker stand for my iPod. which had excellent sound quality, The only problem was that the buttons […]


27 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 28 April 2011 in Diary |

An even earlier start than usual as it was ‘my lovely’s’ Sherborne School for Girls reunion at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. I was up and dressed and having my breakfast by 7 a.m. and Alice was on her way to the station shortly afterwards leaving me in the tender care of the good doctor. We […]


26 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 27 April 2011 in Diary |

Being Tuesday, I was meant to go to the Worlington geriatric golf morning and lunch with my golfing mates. However, when I wake up, ‘ my lovely’ told me that there was a very chilly wind and add this to the fact that the temperature is 10° colder today than it was over the last […]


25 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 26 April 2011 in Diary |

A quiet day after the busy weekend. Not much happening at this end so I thought I might share with my readers two interesting e-mails I have received. The first time comes from a cousin of Alice’s, Bruce Kirkby, whose father emigrated to Canada some years ago but the family retained a cottage, on or […]


24 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 25 April 2011 in Diary |

In my Good Friday entry I mentioned that I was in Jerusalem in the mid-50s, possibly on the way to Baghdad, I cannot recall without researching memoirs (to do so is extremely different manner as I cannot move from this chair or indeed handle paper any more the reader must just put up with what […]


23 April 2011-St George’s Day

Posted by DMC on 24 April 2011 in Diary |

Our patron saint’s day. Sadly not celebrated universally as is St Andrew’s Day in Scotland and St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Shame on us. However, I was delighted to read the following in What’s – In and around Uttlesford  St Georges Day celebration in Saffron Walden. Starts 2 pm at the Castle. Music and celebration will follow the […]


Paddy and Mick

Posted by DMC on 23 April 2011 in Diary |

  Paddy and Mick were walking along a street in London.  Paddylooked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye.The sign read, “Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, trousers £2.50per pair”. Paddy said to his pal, “Mick look at the prices!  We could buy awhole lot of those and […]


22 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 23 April 2011 in Diary |

I was in Jerusalem in the late ’50’s, on Good Friday, I remember joining the procession to Calvary – along the Via Dolorosa -with a small group of tourists, nuns and priests. It was a time before mass tourism occurred in this part of the world. I recollect that we stopped at all 6 stations […]


21 April 2011

Posted by DMC on 22 April 2011 in Diary |

My third session of chess with Kit. This time I decided that we would turn it into a lesson as he is a far more experienced player than I am.. I decided that I would play normally and when I made a bad move ask Kit to point out to me why it was a […]

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