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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk, the long suffering.

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Mrs Monk’s

Would-Be Diary

Colin: Lean and hungry, a gentleman but only so on the surface. Shows no mercy. Wants to win, even during tennis warm-ups.

These figures correct at close of business, 31 Oct 2005

Tennis Finance Group

12 Oct 2005

Mrs Monk swims and I play tennis at John Lloyd tennis Club.

Competition is fierce but ostensibly friendly, at least on the surface.

It came to pass that two separate tennis players were buying and selling the same shares of the same company, Corus, on the same day. They could not be both acting wisely.

A virtual investment club was formed within the Tennis Group. Each member of the “club” have invested a virtual £250 in the following shares of their choice and this is how they are doing in order of their success after one week.

17 Oct 2005

Mrs Monk has been threatening to dabble on the stock market, in a Walter Mitty kind of fantasy that is worrying Mr Monk. She is buoyed up by her virtual success with Marks and Spencer. Mr Monk hoped to lose in order to demonstrate the foolishness of her enterprise and chose the troubled Marconi. This has backfired since Mr Monk has led the table inexplicably since the beginning.

This unexpected result ought to prove Mr Monk’s point since it confirms the unpredictability of the enterprise, but Mrs monk is not “buying it” However Phil, the late starter has leapt forward with Barretts, the best performer this week.

24 Oct 2005

Phil is clearly an insider.

31 Oct 2005

Canny Colin certainly saw something coming at O2 which was featured on every TV news channel this week. Did he see it coming or was it luck? In fact everybody improved this week and that is the first time that has happened as far as I recall.Yes Julia.


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Nerdish interest only

Musical Interest: Jazz                    

Drink of Choice: lime juice and soda water, no ice                                        


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Profession; Financial advisor

Phil: He came, we saw, and we feared his after-tennis anecdotes.                     

Musical Interest: Kiss???                     

Drink of Choice: lime Juice and soda water, with ice                                      


Profession; Professor

Leslie Monk: Most feared all-rounder. The man to beat. Eat my shorts.             

Musical Interest: Jazz Rock Classical. Anything else, except Donny Osmond and Kiss


Drink of Choice: Plonk              

for Phil Colin

Profession; Finical advisor

Mrs Monk: Most feared

Musical Interest: Antony and the Johnsons.  

Drink of Choice: Cocktails and Red wine


Profession; Teacher

Lesley: tennis nut with feminine guile and tactics to outwit the coach. Beguiling lobs.    

Musical Interest: Rod Stewart???        

Drink of Choice: Fruity drinks with fresh fruit  salad                                         


Profession; Traveller.

for Lesley

Ian: He feigns a limp to gain advantage. Beguilingly fast serves, delivered usually before opponent is ready.               

Musical Interest: Black Sabbath         

Drink of Choice: Coffee out of the machine. (Not filtered)                              


for Ian

Profession; Comedian

Shenge: Tiny newcomer with dynamic volleys and infectious enthusiasm. Crossed over from Yoga where talent for volleying would not be appreciated.               

Musical Interest: Yet to be revealed    

Drink of Choice: Yet to be revealed


Profession; Financial advisor

Julia: has a Donny Osmond Fetish. Rough or Smooth Julia, An enigma. Heart of gold. Forehand of an Exorcet.                 

Musical Interest: Donny Osmond ???  

Drink of Choice: Diet coke for show, but a lush on Donny Osmond week-enders

for Julia


Profession; Financial advisor