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THE EUROPEAN UNION
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A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
Author Archives: Ian
The current upshot of my “Colonoscopy posts is that my on line pre-assessment questionnaire disappeared into cyber space and has never been heard of since. But we did get an appointment by phone from the DGRI to go an see … Continue reading
On the 6th February 1952 we were gathered together – presumably at break time – in Room 17, the Science VIth Form Room at Sutton County Grammar School. We had a small radio, a one valve set I think, built … Continue reading
We sat at home knowing that the Prime Minister was going to broadcast at 11.00 am. We put the wireless on . . . “I am speaking to you from the cabinet room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the … Continue reading
There is a bit more to life than Colonoscopies and choosing a new leader for the once Conservative Party, so have a look at these, and hopefully, crack a smile or two . . . Quotes by Groucho Marx: The … Continue reading
It seems that meeting the Anaesthetist is passé. Yesterday I received a web based pre operative assessment questionnaire from the D&G NHS via someone/something called Ultramed – “This assessment will take 30 to 60 minutes to complete”. It sure did. … Continue reading
Trip to see the Surgeon yesterday. He explained all the test results and it turns out that the lesions in my colon are not yet cancers, but are pre-cancerous. Thus there are two lines of approach. One is to leave … Continue reading
I got to the hospital OK, a volunteer appeared and willingly and cheerfully wheeled me to the Short Stay Unit where I was immediately put into a hospital gown. Error. Several of us sat in a waiting room and I … Continue reading
I am sitting in our living room with a blanket of my knees, the rain is beating on the windows, and the wind is making weird noises round the house. It is the 28th of June, just a week after … Continue reading
There has been as you can see, something of a pause in the blogging of late. To cut a long story short, I wasn’t feeling to well for some time, had spells of dizziness and symptoms not unlike angina and … Continue reading