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We started off in the amber zone, then we were demoted to the yellow zone, as it turned out we only got a few flurries of snow, although there is still snow on the ground from last week. It’s starting … Continue reading

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Recession…..What Recession?

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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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15 And Not Counting

20, 19, 18, 17,16,15…..not that I’m counting, which of course I am. It’s hard not to. I’m in that waiting period again, where every day seems to drag on and on. Still two weeks until my next set of scans, … Continue reading

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Curtains For Cameron

It’s snowing again outside, well it would be strange if it was snowing inside wouldn’t it. A couple of hours ago I looked out of the window and all I could see was frost and ice on the road. Now … Continue reading

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Meak Wid Blinter

After a period of apparent inactivity everything seemed to happen at once today. From nine o’clock onwards I hardly had time to put my phone down. Firstly, and most importantly a call from the surgeons secretary, who had received the … Continue reading

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Sunday Rant

Firstly an apology for 2 birthdays missed. Laura Marling, I have no excuse for as it was 1st Feb, which of course makes her 21 not 20 as stated in my last blog. And Deb, oh dear, missed completely whilst … Continue reading

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The Silence Of Snow

It was great to see & hear BBC News discussing the governments plan to allow sharing of medical information with a view to extending clinical trials to more and more patients. Both Dr Chris Harrison, and Professor John Radford from … Continue reading

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That’s What Friends Are For

I’ll start off wishing my darling daughter a very happy 18th birthday. She’ll be mortified at me doing this, but then again she is always mortified at everything I do. But then that’s what Dad’s do isn’t it? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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Sweating Like A……

I’m getting bored of watching World Cup Rugby now. Canada v Japan, USA v Italy, what’s the point? Apart from me, is there really anybody else in the Western hemisphere who gets up to watch it? It’s a bit like … Continue reading

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