Sunday, 27 March 2011

MONDAY 28th MARCH 2011 08:00 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (28.3.1941)
In the Mediterranean...Battle of Cape Matapan. There is a long-range engagement between Pridham-Wippell's force and some of the Italian cruisers. The Italians suspect that a large British force is present and begin to retire. In the afternoon Swordfish aircraft from the Formidable attack the Italian ships, hitting the battleship Vittorio Veneto and the cruiser Pola. The Vittorio Veneto is able to proceed at reduced speed but the Pola is stopped. In the evening Iachino sends the cruisers Zara and Fiume and for destroyers back to help the Pola. The British ships are pressing on in pursuit hoping to come up with the damaged Vittorio Veneto when, during the night, they find the three Italian cruisers and their escorts on radar. The British approach to close range, without being sighted in return, and in a brief gun battle the cruisers and two destroyers are sunk before they can return fire.

In Belgrade... The British Chief of Staff, General Dill, is in Belgrade for talks with the Yugoslav authorities, but there is little he can offer them and no agreements of any importance are reached.

TODAY IN MY LIFE

Four clients to see today, but with the first not until 11am, there's an unrushed start to the morning, further unrushed by missus announcing she feels unwell and promptly going back to sleep. (Not concerned, I don't think it's serious)

Overnight Saturday/Sunday, BLOGGER changed the way it edits the posts, costing me considerable time and causing much inconvenience and frustration. Now it won't respond how I want it to! When I try to globally change the font or justify the text, it adds lots of spaces I don't want. I now have to do all the HTML myself manually. I will investigate moving the blog to WORDPRESS instead.

This will be the last day I see clients in the Park Lane consulting room! Today I have to arrange the big move for tomorrow morning. My chief concern is getting the Client Couch upstairs and intact into its new home in my house.

Twitter Followers = 1101 (up 2)

Yesterday the dehumidifier extracted: 1.25 pints = 700mls

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION

The first real test of my newly modified emotional management strategy came Sunday morning when BLOGGER caused me grief as described above. Caught unprepared, I was rather grumpy, but recovered by the afternoon. This morning, having encountered the same problem and lost 90 minutes of my time over it, I was ready this time and recovered within minutes.

Generally, my Practice Days and days off are much less emotionally challenging than the Supplementary job days, but with BLOGGER suddenly not co-operating and the Big Move, as well as a big Spring Clean needed, this week may prove an exception!

Missus reporting that she stood up to "The Nemesis" last week has considerably eased my worries on that score, and trusting her to continue doing so, I can be more focused.

TODAY'S THOUGHT

What you need is not the absence of challenges, but the confidence to face them.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU

Right now, what can you fix?

GENUINE STATEMENTS THAT NEEDED RE-PHRASING

WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC - WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN? : D

WHAT I ATE YESTERDAY

2 choc bars, burger/egg/chips, 1 packet crisps, 2 Fondant Fancies

TRIVIA

Africans living all their lives in rural areas have been found to have no appreciable hearing loss at age 60.

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION

Damn The Torpedoes!

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