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Am I the only one totally confused?

I used to watch TV news every night - all the way through.  Now, I turn it off after five minutes of watching ranting from a Prime Minister, who seems totally confused and can't string a sentence together - he has lost me completely.  Covid is uppermost in his mind,...

See-thru mask

TWO DADS DEVELOP A NON-THREATENING MASK When two dads from Surrey found themselves reassuring their children that masks should not be seen as frightening, and were being worn for safety, they both decided that there must be a better option than the opaque masks we...

Machiavellian manoevres by NHS

Is the NHS following Machiavelli? The way the NHS is tackling their massive appointments backlog reminds me of this scheming Renessaisce Florentine. Probably the nicest things one could say about Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was he was cunning, scheming, and...

When you need a break

 Fabergé exhibition is a real tonic  Currently, there is an exhibition on at the Victoria and Albert Museum where you can lose yourself in fantasy land.  Gazing at exquisite objects saw me come out of it on a cloud; a visit was mood-enhancing and no pills needed On...

Time to be selfish!

NHS hasn't treated cancer patients very well We are wonderful! We stood back, accepted canceled appointments, and didn't made a fuss.  Now, it's payback time. Time to check up on appointments we've missed, chase up referrals and get back on our treatment track. Safety...

Survey on working with cancer

Did you continue working after diagnosis? Working With Cancer has initiated a survey “Living and Working With Cancer Study”.which could help those of us who think that life should go on even if we have cancer. Some of us have to continue working during and after...

Wearing what comes naturally

Doing my bit to save the planet Well, COP26 has been and gone.  With all the talk, talk, talk about CO² emissions etc. it made me think;  we've all got clothes we never wear - my wardrobe is full of items I am keeping "just in case". COP26 said it loud and clear -  we...

A cream that delivers

HERO CREAM TO THE RESCUE Long-term side effects are something I have learned to deal with.  Doctors would pooh pooh symptoms, and tell me "only XXXX amount of patients get .......whatever I was complaining  about.  But surely, I couldn't be the only one who has...

Ordering Fruit and Veg. Online

Old-fashioned service A company that cares During Lockdown, I became a reluctant online order user, and different companies delivered good, bad and indifferent produce - often bad - especially fruit and veg.  I must be getting really old, because I can remember the...

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