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I’m a Positive Statistic – Testicular Cancer
It’s 8 years since I was diagnosed with Testicular cancer, survival rates are getting better and early diagnosis is the key. Check yourself!
The Swindon Big Boom & Twitter!
I’m not talking business here, I’m talking an actual big boom! Around 6pm last night having just returned home we all jumped as a loud bang went off, the windows shook, the walls shook – even the shed could be seen quaking in it’s cement at the bottom of the garden…
5 Years in the Clear…
It’s taken a few days for me to get my head around this and post it, so I apologise for that! I had my annual Testicular Cancer checkup at the beginning of the week, after 5 years you think they’d get easier (they don’t and neither do me and needles!). Actually it was five-and-a-quarter years but I won’t go into that rant about appointments. I know, I know, it’s unusual for me not to go into a rant, but I have good reason…. I won’t be going back! After 5 years in the clear, I’ve officially been discharged from Oncology!
Most people know I’m a big rugby fan… My father-in-law sent me this today, it surely has to be one of the best tries ever?
Snow : Be careful out there people
Good Riddance 2009
New Yorkers (and visitors to the area who had the foresight to carry things around that irritate them!) have said goodbye to their bad memories from 2009 in a public shredding ceremony in Times Square. photo credit: Ben Brown Items that got shredded included: Letters from ex-lovers, Photos of ex-lovers, Redundancy letters, and newspaper clippings of bad days for peopleâ€™s favourite sports teams! This is the third event of itâ€™s kind! One â€œshredderâ€ placed a piece of paper into the shredder that simply said â€œWriterâ€™s Blockâ€ â€“ she hopes to write a musical this year. For items that could not be shredded, the Times Square Alliance were most helpful in providing a sledgehammer and a large waste-container. What would we… Continue reading »
I’ve recommended the TV show to a few people now – so I thought I’d drop a blog post about it up here! There have only been two episodes so far (Wednesday BBC2), but we’ve really enjoyed them and I’ve just found out they do a book… Two top chefs Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merret have devised the Economy Gastronomy system to aid people in slashing their food bills (never a bad thing in a recession!), whilst eating better than they ever have before! This covers people who don’t know how to cook, to those that do and don’t have time! Well worth a watch and I suspect the book is just as good. See the iPlayer here for Episode… Continue reading »