Monthly Archives: October 2015

17 YEARS AGO TODAY MY DAD DIED, BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING HIM WILL LIVE WITH ME FOREVER!

October 31st 1998 was without doubt the worst day of my life so far.  It was worse than when I got told by a doctor twelve months later, that I needed an investigation to make sure I did not have … Continue reading

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MY LYMPHOEDEMA IS IMPROVING AND ALL I HAVE DONE IS………..EXERCISE MORE!

“Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly”.(Google search). “Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system.  This may be as a result of … Continue reading

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UTTERLY COMPELLING AND UTTERLY BRILLIANT! River – Review of episode two.

Last year I can still remember just how amazing it felt to watch the BBC1 crime/police drama Happy Valley.  It was that brilliant that it sort of felt like a privilege to watch such a fantastic piece of work.  I … Continue reading

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“SHE’S WALKING AROUND BALD NOW COS OF ME” – ‘The Moaning of Life 2’. A review,episode 2.

MY FAVOURITE KARL PILKINGTON FUNNY LINES IN THIS EPISODE. “It’s her hair lets look after it. She’s walking around now bald cos of me”. 2. “Been a good day really.  Got hair and a bag of Haribos”. 3. “Basically it’s … Continue reading

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“I CAN’T SORT OF CONTROL THEM INDIVIDUALLY, THEY’RE NOT EYEBROWS….THEY’RE ARSE CHEEKS”! ‘The Moaning of Life 2’ ep1 – A review.

“What is art?” This was a question first asked almost a hundred years ago by artist Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ urinal piece.  What does Marcel have in common with Karl Pilkington? Well in this first episode of The Moaning of Life … Continue reading

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‘THE LARS VON TRIER OF THE DETECTIVE WORLD’! RIVER- A review, episode one.

Whenever I see a trailer of new police/detective drama series coming on, I tend to not pay much attention to it these days because I have reached saturation point with this genre. I am bored of this TV genre and … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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