A poignant month commemorating the birth and passing of my late Dad whilst also celebrating my own 47th Birthday. The annual Remembrance Day Service on the 11th was all the more poignant for that.
A wintry month with heavy rains, floods and then snow and ice. A made couple of trips to Horning to properly winterise boat and property and there found the flood water up very high again. Problems with Nigel over our Cambridge Street plans, as I took this all in hand myself. I was getting very good exercise, but my Cholesterol level remained far too high which puts me at serious risk of having heart disease later in life.
I spent much of the month working on the children's trust investments and trying to find the third property for the portfolio. Just a little practical work for me trimming internal doors at The Hayling View. More progress with Sam as he gets steadier whilst learning to discern and make three concurrent retrieves and a training visit to Jim in Wymondham with his dog Ben.
Watching many films and enjoying meals out with Diana and the family. Debbie managed to miss the influenza but Della, Daniel and Diana all went down very ill with it. Daniel was particularly affected by his bout of 'flu but had a good month corresponding with his girlfriends and seeing Dawn.
John Major was getting personally involved in trying to solve the problems of Northern Ireland but was also seen to be have been heavy-handed encouraging the new Child Support Agency as it attempted to squeeze more child support payments out of their middle-class supporters.
Then there was their struggle to get the Rail Privatisation Bill through the House of Lords from which it was sent back twice before being passed as a constitutional crisis loomed. The James Bulger murder trial ended today with guilty verdicts the result for the two eleven-year-old boys that had murdered the three-year-old.
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