7 July 2012

Posted by DMC on 8 July 2012 in Diary |

A quiet day for us, no visitors. Most important of all was that’ my lovely’ was able to take the a little easier and rest in the afternoon. We were given the perfect excuse in that it was a day of the Ladies Final at Wimbledon. I think, like so many other people, we were delighted that the final was not between the two William’s sisters, as in the past, they have not been great matches between these two giants of girls.
Venus was knocked out in the first round so we have Serena battling it out with the attractive looking Polish girl, Agnieszka Radwankska who, although seeded higher than Serena, was not the bookies favourite to win. In the event, the match turned out to be far less of anyone horse race than was predicted. Serena took the first set, comfortably and then Agni fought back with some great tennis to win the second set. In the third and deciding set. Serena managed to ratchet her game up a notch and although Agni was never tempted out of it until towards the end of that it, almost inevitably, Serena won the day. The public generously applauded her achievement in a fifth championship William, particularly in view of the health problems from which she had suffered over the last couple of years.

Readers may remember my foray into the world of assisted suicide and peripherally into the world of hospices. This resulted in my receiving a lovely long comment today from one of my readers who works in a hospice in the Isle of Wight. She was very much in favour of my idea of doing a programme about hospices in order make people understand their true purpose and in particular, they are not just places to go to die peacefully and painlessly.

This reader started her comment as follows:

Hello – I have followed your blog for a long time and usually ‘tune in’ first thing in the morning when I come to work – I work at The Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight. I just wanted to say it saddens me so much that people such as yourselves still don’t really know very much about the Hospice movement in the UK. It seems to me that there is still a great deal of work to do to bring the work of hospices into the minds of the general publi

For the full comment and my reply go to 5th. July entry and click on the Comment Icon at the beginning of the entry. It’s great to think that there are thousands of the Lisa’s out there who tune in to my blog every now and then said that the average daily requests are still running at around 3000. The total today is over 2 ½. Million

Competing for attention from the tennis is the4th. Cricket ODI against Australia at Chester-le-Street. which England won comfortably by 8 wickets, with 13 balls in hand.

Many of the comments I receive on this blog pass on details or tips from carers from their experience in their hope of helping other carers. In the same spirit readers can click here to see if this medical advice is of interest!

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