Previously… I was scheduled for surgery in late Saturday to remove a perforated appendix. The lady anaesthetist made sure I could count to 10… which I recall only counting up to 3, before I was away with the fairies. I was zonked out until someone had called upon my name. One of the nurses had… Read More


Previously… I was admitted to A+E on Thursday 6th August 2009. I had multiple checks throughout the Thursday and the Friday. There was much prodding, scanning and waiting. During one of the morning rounds, I met my consultant ‘friend’ to whom I shall now refer as Alan. He shared with me that I would need… Read More


I am ready to share my story. It’s a story that I never told in full, as it still conjures up much emotion. 10 years ago in early August of 2009, I experienced an odd tummy bug. I was concerned that Pepto Bismo didn’t work. In the past, it was very effective, but this time… Read More


Even though I dislike politics, I make it a personal duty to vote at the general elections, local elections, EU elections, and of course – the controversial referendums, which is often communicated as the ‘once in a generation’ vote. I know the drill. I am not affiliated or registered with any political party – nor… Read More


So much pruning and TLC (tender loving care) are needed to ensure healthy shoots and fruitful leaves. The whole ecosystem of a bonsai tree is fragile and delicate. We once had a bonsai, but it didn’t last – due to poor maintenance. My study desk and bedroom reflects my life in a nutshell. What worldly… Read More