Monthly Archives: June 2012

From Hartshead Pike to Heaton Park

So I bit my lip and made the biggest u-turn in the history of this blog. There’s not much I can say really, I’ll just do a Jimmy Carr and hold my hands up. I drove across Mossley top yesterday … Continue reading

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One Year On

20th June 2011, twelve months ago today, was the day I set this long heavy chain in motion. I had been wearily dragging it around for a few months, and I had made the appointment with my GP at least … Continue reading

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WARNING ! : may contain far too much information.

This started as quite a cheery blog, tried to put a light hearted slant on things, a few jokes, quips, more of what you might expect from me. By Saturday morning I’m reduced to a complete wreck. Some of you … Continue reading

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Chemo We Go

I finally reached a decision, considerably harder than I imagined it could be. Have I made the right choice? What if this combination doesn’t work? What if I do suffer badly with side effects? Would the other one have been … Continue reading

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Blue Bottles & Brighton

It’s Saturday morning…..correction, afternoon, one o’clock to be precise and I’ve just woken. It wasn’t a particularly a bad sleep night, I was awake a few times at least but that’s pretty normal. The last thing I remember is the … Continue reading

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And She Sang

It could only happen on Twitter. I was heading into Manchester for my MRI scan, passing the time before I set off on my journey. The light amusement that is Twitter takes over. “On the train to Manchester” was the … Continue reading

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