Monthly Archives: August 2011

No chemo

News has just come through that my mother doesn’t need to have any chemotherapy, long-term or otherwise; she does however start a month of daily radiotherapy, some time in the next few days; she will also have to take hormone … Continue reading

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Hope is the thing with feathers that pecks at the sole

Yes, I know that much of London has been set on fire, and my local elected representative is now trying to finally turn the country into a police state. But, of far more interest to most people – certainly any … Continue reading

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Time flies like a bananaman

Bananaman has gone. Our elderly neighbour opposite is now an ex-neighbour, and we’re not entirely sure what’s happened. It all happened so gradually that it’s been hard to know exactly when to mention it: not just here, but to anyone. … Continue reading

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Driver privilege #7

When I pass by a cyclist who’s cycling too far out from the pavement, I toot my horn or gesture to him that he should get closer to the gutter. That way it’ll be easier for me to overtake cyclists … Continue reading

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That we should serve in newness of Yatt

The one cycle ride I’ve been able to make with the local CTC group showed me how much fun cycling could be for me once again, when divorced somehow from the drudgery of my regular commute. Cycling liberates in a … Continue reading

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Further treatment

My mum is recovering well from her two operations: her scars are healing, the drain is long gone, and her bruising is going down. The specialist has confirmed she is cancer-free… … But the procedures continue to rumble on, despite … Continue reading

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