Category Archives: health

Eye Eye – We Have Contact

As a football referee, I finally had to give in to the helpful advice given to me by friendly spectators on a weekly basis and take a trip to SpecSavers, the opticians. My long vision has been deteriorating as I … Continue reading

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I Gave My Tonsils for an Action Man

Medical science, as you may well know, has a tendency to follow trends from time to time. It’s always based on what they know at the time, but tends to change as time passes. For example, when I was a … Continue reading

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Heil Hamstring

Wordpretzels, some of you may be aware that as well as being a runner, I am also a qualified football (soccer) referee, which means for 8 months of the year I spend my Saturday mornings and afternoons running around outside … Continue reading

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1971 and all that

I was listening to Danny Baker, the broadcaster, interview his old friend David Hepworth on a podcast today. Mr Hepworth has written a book entitled ‘1971 – Never a Dull Moment’, which works on the theory that 1971 was the … Continue reading

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Healthy Thought

Yesterday evening I made a vegetarian version of shepherd’s pie, using carrots, lentils and sweet potato. Lady Barton St Mary and I decided to take the opportunity to eat more vegetarian meals whilst Master Johnny is away from home, travelling … Continue reading

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Teething Problems

I had to visit our dentist Dr Gorgeous today, a tall dark Irishman who has made Lady Barton St Mary ensure she gets regular check ups. However, she was rather disappointed when he grew one of those big, bushy, hipster/street … Continue reading

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All Hot Air

Dear Mr Dyson I stopped at Membury Services on the M4 in the early hours of Sunday morning, returning from witnessing Wales steal all the points from England in the rugby World Cup pool match at Twickenham. I needed to … Continue reading

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