Monthly Archives: April 2006

The roads and the miles

I’ve done three of the four parts of the UK this week – the three kingdoms (I know Wales is a principality, but that’s because the high king was dubbed prince to stop him getting over mighty), but couldn’t contrive … Continue reading

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St George’ Day

Happy St George’s day! And, belated happy birthday to William Shakespeare too. I agree with celebrating, well, at least marking, St George’s day, and rescuing the saint from the right wing politicians and racists who subvert and misuse his memory … Continue reading

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A Bad Cause

It’s the anniversary today of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. No doubt, there will be commemorations to the loss of the Scottish cause with depictions of guns fighting broadswords, and so on. All nonsense! It was not the Scottish … Continue reading

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NHS Reform

It was utter tosh yesterday from the acting chief executive of the NHS in England when he announced that the NHS didn’t have a funding crisis, but an opportunity for reform. I know we consultants and coaches come up with … Continue reading

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Bit of a chew

Yesterday and this morning were a bit of a chew. I let the car run of petrol. After coffee with my friend, the retired clinical psychologist, I tried to start the car only to discover the petrol was gone. I … Continue reading

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Novel

I need to get back to writing my novel. A week has passed since I last wrote a word. It’s in five acts from the mid 80s to the present, with walk-on parts for some key figures – well, 5 … Continue reading

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