Easter food

Entertaining made easy  With Easter comng up, and warmer weather making it fun to eat outside, I look for easy recipes that work indoors or out. I used to love entertaining but now find it difficult to lift heavy pans and dishes.  However, for Easter, I’ve...

Returning to work after cancer

The Institute of Employment Studies and Working With Cancer recently published new research revealing the majority of working-age cancer patients say that the mental health impact of their treatment is greater than the physical impact. Apparently, most of us feel...

What’s better in NHS

Some things got better during Lockdown During Lockdown, many Consultants and Nurses were ‘abandoned’ by their hospital admin teams, and left to get on with running their own departments, without the heavy hand of bureaucracy – and didn’t they...

Simple February food

Climatarianism I found this word in one of the Sunday supplements;  apparently, it means ‘eating seasonally, shopping locally, limiting food waste and avoiding plastic packaging. So now you know, if you think like me, there is a name for us! There are lots of...

Will ‘lessons be learned’?

People’s COVID enquiry The People’s Covid Inquiry, organised by Keep Our NHS Public, presents their finished report. Last February, in the absence of a formal public inquiry into the pandemic, the Inquiry, chaired by the human rights barrister Michael Mansfield...