31 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 31 August 2011 in Diary |

A good, almost pain-free night, thanks to ‘ my lovely’ coming down twice, to turn me, just about the time when the pain is beginning. August Bank Holiday Monday. A day in high summer when villages run their garden fetes and families spend the day on the beach or picnicking in the countryside. Not this […]


30 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 30 August 2011 in Diary |

Unusually I’m going to start with a video which reminded me of an amazing coincidence 50 years ago. I may have already recounted this in the earlier part of my blog but it bears repeating.  An absolutely remarkable story!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agwnwqCdwl8 You might wonder what this amazing coincidence has to do with me. I had similar […]


29 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 29 August 2011 in Diary |

The subject matter of the early morning Sunday programme on Radio 4 Something Understood was of particular interest to me as it is for carers and care for alike. Mark Tully discusses the choices facing voluntary carers and those for whom they care. I can only attempt to capture the essence of what Mark Tully […]


27 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 28 August 2011 in Diary |

I had my early morning session with Ruben and after an hour and a half’s tweaking he seemed convinced he might have solved the problem. He will be in contact early next week to see if that is so. A busy day of people coming and going. Mid-morning the Muskers dropped in for coffee. They […]


25 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 26 August 2011 in Anecdotes, Diary |

Yet another trip to The Cricketers for lunch, this time with Douglas Gordon, who has recently returned from a visit to Canada. Despite the threat of rain we steadfastly sat outside at my normal table so that that I could, selfishly smoke, without a great deal of consideration for my guess.. The people inside must […]


24 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 25 August 2011 in Diary |

I had a miserable night with fairly severe pain in both knees and my right shoulder. This despite having doubled the strength of the painkillers I have been taking. I suspect it is arthritis, at least, in the knees, however, I will raise the matter at my next MND assessment. I’m sure the readers are […]


23 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 24 August 2011 in Diary |

I watched an absolutely fascinating programme psychotic regarding the graduate    click on television last evening (Horizon BBC Two The nine months that made you) where the results of 20 years research showed that the lighter the baby at birth the more likelihood there was of that person contracting diseases such as diabetes, cancer or become a […]


22 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 23 August 2011 in Diary |

in the middle of the night on my radio that Gaddafi has been surrounded in Tripoli and although the rebels do not know precisely where he is it seems it might only be a matter of time now before he is captured , dead or alive!. Having found one excuse or another not to go […]


21 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 22 August 2011 in Diary |

The laptop was even more hopeless today. Not only Dragon but Word was also playing up.. Being a Sunday there was absolutely nothing I could do about it so reconciled myself to watching the cricket ( I didn’t need much persuading). It was a day of mixed fortunes for England they only got to wickets […]


20 August 2011

Posted by DMC on 21 August 2011 in Diary |

I have only received one comment on my latest gadget, my smoking stick and drinking stand (see 13th of August entry) as I believe this to be one of my more ingenious ideas I would have hoped to have elicited more response. In the same vein may I urge my readers to spend a little […]

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