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Versus : The Life and Films of Ken Loach. A REVIEW. ‘A celebration of the KING and LEGEND of British Film’!

Just as this biographical documentary about British film director Ken Loach was about to start, I feared it was going to be about as thrilling to watch as an episode of The South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg.  Such a reservation … Continue reading

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RESOLUTE, RELENTLESS REG! ‘REG’ – A REVIEW.

Reg Keys : “A five hundred strong mob armed to the teeth baying for blood, came after my son and he had fifty bullets and no radio.  Now I can accept that just about, but if I find out this … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A BEGGAR A GENUINE BEGGAR……..THAT IS THE QUESTION?

When is a beggar a genuine beggar then? I was asking myself this question numerous times the other night as I went to bed.  I have not been accosted by such a person for a good eight or nine years … Continue reading

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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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“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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‘CLASSY CAMPBELL AND ROBUST ROSE REIGN SUPREME IN HULL’!

If I can go all Jeremy Clarkson on you for a moment, then in car terms you would have to describe boxers Luke Campbell and Brain Rose as two very different vehicles. I would describe Campbell as an old Ford … Continue reading

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ENOUGH OF THE DIABETIC SELF-PITY……THINGS COULD BE A LOT WORSE!

I know this blog is going to annoy some of my fellow diabetics out there but I can not hold my silence any longer.  At the moment I am having a terrible flare-up with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a truly … Continue reading

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‘LONG LOST FAMILY’……. OH BOY WAS IT GOOD TO SEE YOU ONCE AGAIN! ‘Long Lost Family’ – A Review.

Something weird and almost magical happens whenever I sit down to watch an episode of ‘Long Lost Family’ on ITV1(the show where it reunites family members who have either lost touch or been adopted). For example, when I sat down … Continue reading

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BOTH PALS AND MY GP ARE ON MY SIDE! (LYMPHOEDEMA DIAGNOSIS UPDATE).

Monday was a relatively big day for me on the ‘get me better front’.  If you read my last blog then you will have discovered how I had recently been given two opposing opinions by two Vascular Consultants…..in the space … Continue reading

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