Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Human Tagline

What is a tagline? In Britain, this is more often known as a strapline and it is a short, punchy sentence which communicates key messages about the chosen subject matter. Clearly, taglines have an important part to play in the … Continue reading

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A Sad Day For Healthcare

Today’s news that the UK’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) took steps to cover up the results of an investigation into a maternity unit at a Cumbrian hospital, is frankly staggering. Where will it end? Don’t get sick out of hours. … Continue reading

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The White Queen

So, the BBC’s new Sunday night historical crowd pleaser is rubbish, apparently. I’m really sorry about this, for lots of different reasons. Firstly, this seemingly neglected period of British history is populated by some interesting and influential characters, both male … Continue reading

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Polo, Princes and Foxhounds

Our activities today have been somewhat diverse. My husband got mud on his trousers and ruined his shoes. We got to pat the Duke of Beauforts’ foxhounds and we saw Princes William and Harry do battle on the polo field. … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 5

After last week’s positives, come this week’s … okays. At the end of last week, my neck was enjoying brief moments of straightness (bliss), but the gods of chance rolled the dice and this week the twist has returned with … Continue reading

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Hospital Heal Thyself

A couple of weeks ago, our local newspaper reported that our town’s hospital was going to be put up for sale. This provoked a mixed response. Frankly, the anecdotal reports about the place and the quality of it’s activities have … Continue reading

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A Simple Solution To Ageing

In just a few, short weeks, I will be another year older. And I’ve decided that this year, I will officially stop ageing. In the main, I’m actually not that bothered about people knowing how old I am. Since my … Continue reading

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Strange Tales of Great Service

Today, I’ve experienced, three entirely unrelated instances of good customer service. This is such a rarity in its genuine form, that I felt compelled to write about it. First up, staff at my local Caffe Nero. Cheerful, smiling and offered, … Continue reading

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Message for an Unknown Reader

For the attention of: GCHQ Computer Operator Hello, Just thought I’d drop you a line to see how you’re doing. Gosh, it must be boring monitoring all that email / internet traffic. I hope for all our sakes, that you find … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 4

This week, it’s been a case of two steps forward and one back. So, on the positive side, a net gain. On Thursday, I actually experienced the first improvement in my dystonia symptoms. I managed to do the whole bus … Continue reading

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