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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


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The Mermaid and the Halibut

9 Feb 2007 A rare Mrs Monk contribution

Today I swam at my "club".

I like to do my 20 daily laps, kicking and moving as one does in the pool, begoggled, hatless and wet.

But a mermaid at the other end of the slow lane yelled down at me from a distance of one lap. She had some splashing issues

I motioned her to come towards me. We met halfway down the slow lane. She got close to my face. It was a scene from High Lagoon. She told me, that I was kicking too hard, and splashing her and her friend in the pool. She asked me what I was doing there, in the pool, (“her pool”, she seemed to be implying).

I told her I had been a member of David Lloyd, for over two years, and she didn’t own the pool, but I moved over into the other lane anyway, and carried on swimming with renewed vigour.

Mrs Monk


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