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Entries from March 30th, 2019

Lagging behind

March 30th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

I am now lagging behind Mrs. Skudder. Last year I got a scooter in January. I enjoyed it so much I bought a second-hand motorbike in about June and then Jayne and I got our CBT so we could ride it. Since then Jayne has joined several womens motorbike groups and been off to various […]

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2004 – Tekitoi

March 24th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

Yes I am looking to ‘world music’ for this year’s entry on the playlist. Not that I bought a lot of it this year. All I can think of is Angelique Kidjo’s Oyaya! album and Rachid Taha’s Tekitoi album. The Kidjo album was continuing her homage to Latin music. I really prefer her more African […]

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2003 – Milkshake

March 23rd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

Music has always been an important part of my life. Its a source of entertainment but also emotional support, distraction, inspiration and excitement. I had wondered whether, when I turned 40 towards the end of 2002, I would continue to get enthused about new music or just retreat into the old favourites and leave modern […]

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2002 – Let’s Push Things Forward

March 22nd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

I think that 2002 was a good year for music. Looking at the albums I bought I can see they are split between ones I got from the market stall in Lower Marsh and ones I would have had to go up to Tower Records for. Or possibly I was getting some from the Internet […]

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Operation inflation

March 22nd, 2019 · No Comments · Life

Well. Had a meeting with my surgeon today. Instead of the original estimates of a 7-hour operation followed by a hospital stay of 7 to 14 days, where they might try to send me home after 5 days it now looks a bit different. Because they want to put in a tracheostomy for various reasons […]

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2001 – Me Gustas Tu

March 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Life, Music

After the false start of 2000 the decade started to perk up a bit in 2001, which is when the pedants would insist that the decade started anyway. It perked up musically and it perked up personally as well.

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I finally got a date

March 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on I finally got a date · Life

Had a phone call from the hospital. They have had a look at the results of my CT scan (good news – the tumour has lost a lot of mass, although it still give me problems with eating) and fixed a date for the big operation where they take a big chunk of my oesophagus […]

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2000 – Music

March 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2000 – Music · Life

The year 2000 is another one of those years when I wish I had never started doing this because it wasn’t a great year for music. I hoped for more from the new milennium. Yes I know that, strictly, the millennium starts in 2001 but the general feeling is that it started in 2000. And, […]

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1999 – Smooth

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1999 – Smooth · Music

I really liked listening to Santana when I was at school. I only had the Caravanserai album myself, but other people there had other albums and it was all good stuff. I really lost touch with his music after Moonflower. Nothing seemed to get any publicity and so I never noticed it. I was happy […]

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First world problem

March 13th, 2019 · Comments Off on First world problem · Life

One of the many side effects of the ECX combination of chemotherapy is that skin on the hands and feet can get sore or red and can peel. Amongst all the jargon and technical terms this particular side effect stood out because of its blunt, Ronseal ‘does-what-it-says’ name: “hand-foot syndrome”. I did have several of […]

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