First serious note
On Friday we went to The Poveys for a super dinner. 18 of us sat down to a splendid dinner and I saw lots of old friends. Their house is really wonderful and set in idyllic grounds.
Saturday we met Susie Sheehan in Marlborough and we lunched. Marlborough is a very civilised town and I enjoy going there.
Sunday saw us drive to Liphook to see Greg and Raph, Norman's nephew and partner. Raph delivered a baby girl, Margaux, back in January and it was the first time I have seen her. Not a lot of hair but a beautiful baby. To celebrate, we opened a bottle of Chateau la Tour de Mons Margaux 1988. Absolutely wonderful. Norman has another 11 bottles, but at the going price today I don't feel that I can appreciate it more than, say a £10 bottle.
The 25th saw us in Newbury at a meeting of the Speakability group (see www.speakability.org.uk). This is an interesting group where we just communicate. No therapy, just a getting together of people with similar disabilities. Some of the attempts to find the right word or phrase can be very amusing.
On Tuesday the old 8 partners from Charles Lucas and Marshall (there are only 3 working partners left now) got together for dinner and we presented Stuart with a flash set of binoculars for his twitching.
Thursday we went to the Red House at Hamstead Marshall for dinner with Alan and Christine Holland and John Cox and Katherine. Good food and good company.
I am fed up with the way that the campaigning is going for the General Election and will be happy when it is over. Unfortunately the countryside comes second and we are too law-abiding. Lets see who gets in.