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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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Varifocals

February 7th, 2009 · 38 Comments · Life

I picked up my new glasses today, and it was very daunting.

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The vision thing

January 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on The vision thing · Life

Just recently I have been getting a few headaches at work and decided I should start wearing my glasses more.  I tend to forget that I have them and wear them very rarely for several reasons, not least that Jayne calls me Harry Potter whenever I do. It was not really helping much and when […]

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Graham Stringer

January 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Politics

The most efficient responses to Graham Stringer’s bizarre outburst about dyslexia would be one word long.  “Idiot” for example.  Other responses could be book-length disections of his remarks.  I’ll seek the middle ground on this one…

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The Message

December 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life, Technology

For once there is a mobile phone/health story that does not end with them threatening life and limb: instead mobile phones are being used as an indication that patients may be well enough to discharge.  What happened is that doctors at music festivals who were treating youngsters overcome by the excitement noticed that when the […]

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Time To Get Ill

December 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Time To Get Ill · Life

This has been a bit of a plague house since Wednesday or Thursday.  Jayne was sent home from work because of her flu-like symptoms, and now I seem to have the same sort of thing and at exactly the wrong time.

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The Man With The Golden Gun

November 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Man With The Golden Gun · Life

At my age I shouldn’t worry have to worry about spots… and yet for some reason I had a real belter suddenly apear yesterday, and it has now grown to the point where I am considering adopting the nickname ‘Scaramanga’.

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Lip Up Fatty

October 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Politics

According to the Crawley News, the West Sussex PCT is spending £200 million a year extra because of obesity in the county.  One particular issue the PCT has identified is childhood obesity, and they have launched a joint initiative with Mid-Sussex council to adress it. One thing that can help in the fight against obesity […]

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