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DAY THIRTY-ONE:  Sunday 31 st January 2021: A tale of two cities. When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale Of Two Cities those cities were London and Paris, as I write today of two cities they are Milton Keynes and Brussels – Milton Keynes and its concrete cows – Brussels and its sprouts ! I have written over the past month fearing the vaccine roll out. Yesterday I received my letter inviting me to have my jab in MILTON KEYNES where I live. I went to-line to process my appointment, what a BEATUTIFUL system was there waiting for me. It was easy, it was efficient and it made me feel happy. I have my first vaccination booked for Thursday next week at a pharmacy walking distance from my home. I have my second jab booked for April at the same pharmacy. I can not praise too highly the NHS system behind the vaccination programme. I assume the world-famous Milton Keynes concrete cows have their vaccinations booked. SMILE !   A SMILE is the vaccination for sadness. Milton Keynes and its famou

BEAUTIFUL - EVIL - GOOD - BAD - UGLY. I am the ugly, read on for the other categories.

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DAY THIRTY:  Saturday 30 th January 2021: The BEAUTIFUL – THE GOOD – THE BAD and THE THOROUGHLY EVIL ! Shouldn’t there be UGLY in there somewhere ?   I am UGLY so we’ll take that as read shall we ?   BEAUTIFUL:   Early yesterday I received a phone call from Flowers Care Home where we are sending our SMILE cards and fun quizzes for residents. The lovely lady really gave us all a big hug down the phone which made my day very special. How many times have I said that the WAVE OF LOVE flows in t wo directions. If you give love, support and kindness t hen you get it back. SMILE AT THE WORLD AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE BACK AT YOU. For all of us who have been SMILING the residents of Flowers care Home SMILED back at us. SMILE OF THE DAY : Sometimes in life we just need a hug….no words, no advice, just a hug to make you feel you matter. How many hugs will you give today ?   How many SMILES will you give ?   How many people will you make feel that they matter ? Can you believe tomorro

FEAR

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DAY TWENTY-NINE:  Friday 29 th January 2021: What does the word FEAR mean ? SMILE OF THE DAY has the answer. F.E.A.R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. Which do you prefer. I really am fearful about the world situation as it stands right now. A killer virus despatched from China the like of which we have never seen before, not even in our worst nightmares. Right now there is a team in China investigating the origins of the pandemic, like me do you fear they will be denied access to the truth ? It is a matter of face, not a matter of opinion, that Boris Johnson and his government have done too little too late and as a result more people have died than needed to. Do you fear that Boris will continue to drive the nation down suicide alley ? Now we have the evil dictatorship of the European Union meddling in the roll out of the vaccine. Do you fear such motivation and self-centred activity will cause more deaths ? Do you fear we are f

Time to remember

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  DAY TWENTY-EIGHT:  Thursday 28 th January 2021: WARNING to those who read Dave’s Diary – The diary nobody reads !   Today’s edition is going to be long, long but I hope within all the words I here put into order will create something powerful. Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day. All very well and good, the evil that murdered six million people needs to be remembered but are we remembering the people or are we remembering the evil ? Today all these years later we do not know who the people are, we do not know anyone who knew anyone who died. YES, remember what happened but it is impossible to celebrate the lives of those who lost their lives. Ann Frank, The Diary of Ann Frank. Could you right now close your eyes and allow the image of Ann Frank to fill your mind ?   Do you know what she looked like ? If she were still alive she would be ninety-two. She died at the age of sixteen. Have you read her diary ?   Do schools still use Ann Frank’s Diary ?   I have been to Ann Franks

Today's edition of Dave's Diary - The diary nobody reads

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DAY TWENTY-SEVEN:  Wednesday 27 th January 2021: Are we facing global annihilation ?   Is humanity on the verge of extinction ?   It could be. This pandemic is a bigger threat than any war man has fought against man. We have had two so called world wars but for neither was the whole world at war. If there had been a nuclear war not every square inch of the planet would have been in danger as we now are. Did you know that scientists in Russia are preparing for the virus to mutate into the animal population. Everything is far, far, far more serious than people believe it to be. The facts are just starting to emerge, some of the facts but not all of the truth, about what happened in China. Never in history has one nation done what China has done. Now we have the evil dictatorship of the European Union meddling dangerously with vaccination supplies and movement. Did you watch the Downing Street Briefing yesterday ?   What was it all about ? Why are we not locking down tighter to

Do you need a hug ? Right now I do !

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DAY TWENTY-SIX:  Tuesday 26 th January 2021: I am going to open today with SMILE OF THE DAY . Right now I am in need of this myself. HUGS ARE ACTUALLY SO UNDERRATED, ESPECIALLY THOSE HUGS THAT ARE SO TIGHT YOU CAN LITERALLY FEEL THE OTHER PERSON’S HEATBEAT AND FOR A MOMENT EVERYTHING FEELS SO CALM AND SAFE LIKE NOTHING CAN HURT YOU. YES, I need a huge hug right now a METAPHORICAL hug of course and metaphors are not subject to social distancing. You know what I mean. BUT the hug I need is tiny compared to the HUG so many people so urgently need, hugs of love and support, hugs of thanks and of deep, deep gratitude. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL YOU HUG TODAY ? Can I share details of some hugs I want to give this morning HUGS I WANT TO GIVE ON YOUR BEHALF. I am going to see the homeless friend we have outside Morrissons Supermarket. Yesterday he and I spoke, he told me his story which is private so I am not going to share it. Within this story there is failure on the part of Milton K