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View from the coal face

Last week I completed my annual medical review with a consultation with a cardiologist. I do not imagine this is is of great interest to the reader other than that I can report I passed my MOT and was signed off for another year. What may be of interest is how a medical professional views the [...]

November 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Yours bionically

I have had my booster jab. As with my first and second vaccination the organisation was spot on with a minimum of waiting and a very cheerful nurse administering. I was also given a helpful leaflet on the effects of the injection. My chief medical advisor – Grania – warned that I may [...]

November 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

Happy birthday Prince Charles

November 14th is Prince Charles’ birthday. I can claim a connection as my brother was born 4 days earlier in the same place (the Lindo Wing, Queen Mary Hospital, Paddington) and delivered by the same gynaecologist (George Pinker). There the similarity ends. Prince Charles might well be a future [...]

November 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Medical matters

Around this time of year I have my annual medical. I will spare my readers the detail except to say that nothing untoward has so far been revealed. I will, however, share my thoughts on the medical profession. My late father was an excellent doctor. He was a brilliant diagnostician and a [...]

November 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

A cremation

Yesterday I attended the cremation of the mother (Megan) of a good friend at Wessex Vale near Fareham. I only met the lady once and she struck me as having all her marbles, well-read and well-informed. I knew her son well enough to express my concerns for a lady of 94 living on her own. Her son [...]

October 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Ridley Road/BBC 1

Every Friday in the 1960s amd 1970s my late mother would shop at Ridley Road market in Dalston. Even when we moved upmarket from Stoke Newington to St John’s Wood in 1964 this routine continued, involving a long car journey. So when I heard of a BBC drama based on the Jo Bloom novel I was [...]

October 4, 2021 // 0 Comments

Yet more plans adrift

For the second day of my friends’ visit I had decided to take them to Devil’s Dyke, a local beauty spot which John Constable painted and described as the grandest view on earth. It has commanding views over Sussex and beyond. Sadly there was a sea fret which created a pea souper that meant one [...]

September 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Even the best laid plans…

Yesterday an old uni friend and his son, my Godson, came down to the coast for a long planned day/night trip. With temperatures in the mid-twenties many others had the same idea on the day – of enjoying what might be the last of the summer – and there was a flow of humanity off the [...]

September 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

All’s well that drains well

Last week water was settling in my kitchen sink without draining. My handyman Bert was recalled from the Western Front of my beach hut refurb and, upon dismantling a pipe below the sink, removed the remains of the ground coffee that was causing the blockage. I thought this had done the trick but [...]

September 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

All human life is there … on West Wittering Beach

Last Bank Holiday Monday I travelled to my beach hut with my handyman. This was with some trepidation as I thought the beach would be rammed. In fact, because the weather that day was cloudy and not that warm and that most visitors arrive from midday onwards, it was largely deserted. A Chinese [...]

September 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

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