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On pets, vets and the NHS

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

We have been at the vets quite a bit over the last week. One of our cats was not very well, in fact was very close to being dead. The vets got to the bottom of it, discovering a kidney problem, and more or less fixing her. Each time I went there I had the […]

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Hi Ho Silver Lining

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Hi Ho Silver Lining · Life

They do say, whoever ‘they’ are, that every cloud has a silver lining and so it has turned out with Jayne’s little stay in hospital.  Overall it is not a good thing; she has pain, people sticking needles in her all the time, and all the other discomforts of hospital, while I have to drive […]

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Three cheers for the NHS

August 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Three cheers for the NHS · Life

I seem to have spent a lot of time in hospitals during the last few months.  This week it has been because Jayne has been admitted to East Surrey hospital.  On Sunday she had some headaches and I spent the night keeping an eye on her.  Eventually I took her up to the hospital early […]

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The cruellest cut

April 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on The cruellest cut · Life

Tory cuts to public services are positively welcome compared to this.    I am now even more reluctant to go and have my recurring abcess treated surgically!

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The headache diaries

January 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The headache diaries · Life

Yesterday Jayne went into Crawley hospital to have some brain scans, basically to see if there is anything to worry about with the headaches she has been getting.  She came back with something called a headache diary where you have to write down every headache you get and give it marks out of ten for […]

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Sacked for being a good trade unionist

December 4th, 2009 · 49 Comments · Politics

This is not only a big deal locally, but has been gathering momentum as an issue of much more widespread interest for the general principles involved as well as for the situation of the individual involved.  I think it deserves all the publicity it can get!  One way to sum it up is that a […]

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Hit them hard and hit them often

August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Hit them hard and hit them often · Life

Why does everybody else seem to get all the good jobs?  Researchers in Canada have written an academic paper called When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical  Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection.   It is all in this story at the BBC.

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In the grippe of swine flu

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on In the grippe of swine flu · Life

On the Eurostar on monday I noticed an oriental couple a few rows behind me sitting there with surgical masks covering their faces.  Arriving at Paris’ Gare du Nord station on Monday I was greeted with large signs – about two metres tall – with headlines about swine flu, or whatever they were calling it; […]

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Flu

May 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

I came across an interesting footnote to a post on Andrew Collins’ blog.  He rails about the ignorance and mixture of over-reaction and under-reaction about the current flu outbreak, but by extension other similar events.

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Ay Caramba

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

I didn’t really think about how many people must go to Mexico for holidays now.  One of my colleagues went last year, another one is due to go in two weeks (that will almost certainly be cancelled by the tour company) and another is due to go on a very extended stag night there in […]

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