A Tale of a Prescription

A Tale of a Prescription

It was one of those days that I really dislike.  A busy Monday in winter and I was duty doctor. I had a fully booked session and I was inundated with interruptions; pop up messages on the computer screen, telephone requests for advice and the need to see additional...
SCIL EXPO 2018

SCIL EXPO 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to go along to the 2018 SCIL Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. I went with our MD and founder Sally Gordon to exhibit at the show. It was my first such event since my change of career in 2017 – broadcast journalism to record collation, so...
Manc Musings – Dragging the past back to the future?

Manc Musings – Dragging the past back to the future?

Over the past few weeks Manchester has been treated to a whole smorgasbord of arts, music and culture with the coming of the biennial Manchester International Festival. The event aimed to display the most cutting edge art, in all of its forms, that Manchester has to...
Armouries, AvMA and a gin hamper

Armouries, AvMA and a gin hamper

Sooty and Sweep. Jelly Tots. The longest unventilated road tunnel in the whole of Europe. What magical land could produce all of these momentous contributions to human endeavour? Why it could only be the historic city of Leeds. However arriving at the train station on...
Keep calm and blunder on

Keep calm and blunder on

The run up to the 2017 General Election has been more frenzied and dogged than almost any in my memory. Certainly if you’re under twenty five or so you are being treated to a political firework show that probably (hopefully) won’t be repeated for another twenty years....
The Great British National Easter Egg Trust Debacle

The Great British National Easter Egg Trust Debacle

The National Trust has found itself in hot water over the apparent decision to drop the word “Easter” from its various egg hunts located around the country instead it would be called “The Great British Egg Hunt”. Aside from the fact that the last thing we need is more...