Physiotherapy after knee-replacement

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Physiotherapy at Frimley Park Hospital Fortunately I have been assigned to an excellent physiotherapist, Juliano Afonso. He is Portuguese and hails from Porto. Together with the rest of our Fountain Centre Fundraising Trekkers we commenced our Santiago Compostela Trek from Porto….was it four years ago now? Because I could not bend my knee sufficiently I […]

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Knee-Replacement operation

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Full knee-replacement operation At nine-thirty on the morning of first March 2017, Jackie’s husband, Tony Wetherell, kindly came to drive me to Frimley Park Hospital to have a full knee-replacement operation. I was very scared. Tony insisted in accompanying me to the ward, even though I suppose he was going to be late for golf. […]

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Enjoyment in giving talks Since my autobiography ‘Dropping The Habit’ was published in 2007 I have been invited to address various groups. I have never advertised or contacted people. Somehow, by word of mouth, I have been invited. The variety of venues and type of groups have been different. Golf Clubs, Probus, Reading or Writing […]

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Countdown to consultation at the hospital on Thursday January 26th 2017. Tomorrow! For over a year I have waited and wondered why my knee hurt so much. It was on my last trek that I came to realise that there is something wrong with my left leg. The cartilage has worn away. Not surprising since […]

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Waiting for a reply from Literary Agent

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Waiting for an literary agent to reply Having finished both my novels I am awaiting a reply from the literary agent that I have forwarded the required first three chapter, synopsis and covering letter. This process evokes memories of the process I endured when I submitted my autobiography, ‘Dropping The Habit’. Times have moved on […]

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In or out?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Voting in or out of the European Union; an economic-political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. I am a European. I was born in Ireland. My surname is Dante. Relatives on my father’s side were Italian. My maternal relatives were French. My mother’s maiden name is Colivet. Economic factors contributed […]

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