Britain, France and the U.S. have given another ultimatum to Iraq, which could lead to another Gulf War

Another good session with Sam on a mild but damp and dreary day as Di went to her Weight-Watchers this morning. Then a family visit to the dentists and Della will have to have an X-Ray and treatment for prominent front and uneven lower teeth and is not looking forward to wearing a brace.

To the cinema with Diana to see the film "Death Becomes Her" and home to find the girls in bed, having settled down well at school these last two days. Britain, France and the U.S. have given another ultimatum to Iraq, which could lead to another Gulf War.

I was finding it very difficult to get back to paperwork after the manual building work and then the Christmas break but I tried to do a little each day. A good session with Sam who is behaving better and endearing himself to Daniel as well now. Diana was at her Weight-Watchers this morning. She had got down to 11st 7lbs before Christmas but probably put on weight over the holiday. I took the family to the dentists this afternoon. Diana needed de-scaling as usual, Daniel had to have a filling on the spot but an all-clear for me and better news for Debbie. She can now remove her brace during the day and only needs to wear it at night. Poor Della will have to have an X-Ray at Bedford in about a year's time and will need plenty of treatment for prominent front and uneven lower teeth and is not looking forward to wearing a brace.

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To the cinema with Diana to see the film "Death Becomes Her". It was well acted, and the special effects were very good but the script was rather weak and it came across rather weird and macabre. Home to find the girls in bed. They have settled down well at school these last two days. A mild day again but still damp and dreary. Now Britain, France and the U.S. have given another ultimatum to Iraq, which could lead to another Gulf War will follow. I did not think so, as Saddam Hussain is good at brinkmanship and only needs to out-wait the U.S. Presidential change-over for other priorities to occupy the western minds.