We experienced the winter cold and frosty weather at home and then suffered unseasonable rain in Los Angeles, so we all had coughs and colds as a consequence, but Della was no longer nervously plucking such that she re-grew her eyelashes and most of her eyebrows.
The girls’ terms ended with very good school reports, and we saw Daniel a few times during his 21st birthday month and were glad to have him at home to look after Sam during our US holiday. We also managed a Mother’s Day visit to Stanton.
I spent some time with Nigel, looking at rifles, buying new telescopes, binoculars and planning our next sporting trip to Scotland and embarked upon a new range of property investments. My trips to Horning enabled me to tidy up the garden area, disposing of the scrap and excess wood and stacking the rest neatly.
I was invited by David Winser to join a GSPA training session to do some trial exercises with my GSP Sam before heading for the Club meeting at Harlow with 30 other dogs.
Our major event of the month was the US Holiday where we first took in Universal Studios, Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm in Anaheim, but we had a poor experience visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain. This, before catching our flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco and on to the Travelodge Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf.
As well as enjoying this Bay Area institution, there followed visits to computer shops, cable car rides, and also walking along to Pier 39 to see our favourite sea-lions hauling out. Whilst we were there, the Clinton Health hearings opened examining the sorry tale of the failed US Health system.
Back home, the Tories were trying their very best to tear apart the NHS, a much better system. It seemed that the whole world was also suffering from more lawlessness as there had now been multiple break-ins at both of my properties
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