Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank


After the girls had, two days ago, overdosed on retail therapy, and I had walked my pins to stumps exploring the River Weaver, it was time to absorb some more Cheshire history. And so off we set, into previously uncharted territory. Our destination, Quarry Bank Mill. Quarry Bank Mill (also known as Styal Mill) in… Continue reading Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank

My Prostate and Me – Part 8


My Prostate Operation Was Cancelled – After 3 + hours of waiting. Well, it’s taken me a while to get my thoughts together after what turned out to be a really stressful morning. Truth be told, I had probably been stressing for quite a few days but had not realised…… As I said in my… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 8

My Prostate And Me – Part 4


So, It’s been a while, almost exactly a year. Had a fairly intense conversation with a close friend last night. The intensity was about SteveĀ  Jobs and Apple, not my prostate, but that’s another story. Anyway during our conflab I was berated for not adding anything to my blog. In essence he was telling me… Continue reading My Prostate And Me – Part 4

My Prostate and Me – Part 3


Template Biopsy ! Monday was one of the longest days of my life. I was scheduled for a “Template Biopsy” which for the un-initiated is described thus ….. The template biopsy is carried out using an ultrasound probe which is passed into your back passage and samples of the prostate gland are obtained through the… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 3

My Prostate and Me – Part 2


Some of you may have read my previous post on this subject. I realise that I left it as something of an open-ended, cliff edge item. I had intended to follow-up fairly quickly with the following but for some reason I found I couldn’tĀ  seem to find the time ??? Yet I managed to post… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 2

My Prostate and Me – Part 1


Here I am in my 60th year. I have made it through most of my adult life without suffering anything worse than the common cold and the occasional bout of flu. A couple of years back I was diagnosed with hypertension and have been taking tablets ever since to keep things under control. All has… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 1

Why I Have No Sympathy For Evicted Ex-Soldier


This story has been run in “The News”, my local paper, four times to my knowledge. More space has been given to this story than any other “near homeless” family tale. So I can only guess that either the family know someone at The News and are playing the sympathy vote for all its worth… Continue reading Why I Have No Sympathy For Evicted Ex-Soldier