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Jan Tenzer posts on 7/20/2015 10:37:02 PM Just popping in to say hello, and glad you, Sugeebas and Diana, are both well. We're doing great, and happy to share that Bella, the kitty we adopted two years ago who was so terrified of my husband, now loves him more than me. Go figure. Regards from the U.S.A.
Diana posts on 7/20/2015 4:08:21 PM Thank you sugeebas for your good wishes. Actually, our two cats gave us an unusually warm welcome home. They stayed in our house and my sister-in-law who lives just down the road from us, had been popping in twice a day to feed them etc. (We do the same for her and her two cats when she goes away.) Even now, instead of ignoring us, both cats have been all over us, even to popping back indoors to make sure we're still there! Very touching welcome! By the way, I have now downloaded 'The Sporting Life' to my Kindle and look forward to reading it. Love again, Diana, Southampton xx
sugeebas posts on 7/20/2015 2:52:34 PM Diana, so sorry to have read that you have been so unwell. Perhaps the gall stones were a blessing in disguise, it lead to the discovery of the small cancer. Who knows where it could have gone. Glad to hear that you are now recovering well and no doubt, your cruise helped to give you the boost you needed. I pray that you can now enjoy good health. What's the betting that your two cats put the cold shoulder treatment on when you returned? Take care and God Bless you. Regards Susan

Diana posts on 7/19/2015 3:07:27 PM Hello everyone - been a long time since I posted here. Many thanks, Annie for notifying us about 'The Sporting Life'. I will download it just as soon as I've finished writing this. My so-called 'sprained rib ligament' of last summer turned out to be massive gall stones. However I was very thankful the medics were so thorough. The also discovered I had a small cancer in my bowel, so that was removed at the same time just before Christmas. (Happily I do not need radio or chemo therapy, but just close supervision for five years.) I was recovering well until I contracted flu at the end of January, plus every complication known to man, so I didn't feel myself again until about May. We booked a good deal on a 17 night cruise across the northern Mediterranean and the Adriatic seas, arriving home last Wednesday feeling very fit and soon to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary. Do hope everyone on this site is keeping well and happy. Love from Diana (and our two cats) in Southampton xxx
sugeebas posts on 7/19/2015 7:48:04 AM Annie, thank you so much for the news. Will have to take a look. I hope the family is all well. I still miss Deric's messages and to be honest, I still haven't been able to re-read his books. His passing hurt beyond belief and I find it still difficult to read his wonderful words without choking up. Best wishes to you all and love to his fans.
Annie Q posts on 7/19/2015 7:38:25 AM Published today on kndle, This Sporting Life Deric's broadcasts from manuscripts we found in the basement. Great memories even if you're not a sports fan. Even better to "hear" Deric's voice again..
Marilyn Copeland posts on 2/6/2015 12:11:00 PM Thanks for keeping us updated Annie. We are always eager to hear of any new publishings and news of Aileen and yourself and families. Regards Marilyn x
helen posts on 2/6/2015 10:29:24 AM She looked amazing and brought Deric back to life in her words. Wish i had known she was in Swanwick then, so was i and would have loved to hear her talk. I hope it gives her pride and comfort to know she was married to a well loved and best comic writer i know. Still can't find out if the cake shop, Henstocks in clay cross was the one in Lost for words! Would love to know. Living in Chesterfield now brings back so many stories Deric told about the area, I think some people think I'm daft in the head when i burst out laughing for no obvious reason. Love to all his family.
Annie Q posts on 2/6/2015 3:34:52 AM I took the video! Mum looks amazing and is such an inspiration to all writers at all levels. She awarded the Deric Longden Memorial Prize to a worthy winner, a full time carer and budding writer. I'll keep you posted to new material we have still to publish from Deric's early broadcasting days as eBooks.
Jan Tenzer posts on 2/5/2015 10:42:53 AM Thank you so much Goldilocks. I found it on Youtube. And yes Aileen, Deric "will be a legend for a long time because of the love and warmth in his writing." Love to all who post here. Jan
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