Monthly Archives: June 2021

Enough of the Covid nonsense

There was a woman walking along the footpath beside the A38 today. It was a warm afternoon, some sunshine between the clouds. A summer’s day out in the fresh air, what could be more healthy? Clearly, even taking a walk … Continue reading

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Not dying for a long time

I was pleased to stand on the scales this morning and weigh in at eleven stones and ten pounds. It is two stones less than the weight I was when chest pains caused by angina brought me to the attention … Continue reading

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Superhero vaccinations

Among all the stories of vaccines in the news, it was easy to miss the story on Friday that there could be a “superhero” vaccine developed.  According to Professor Euan Ashley: This has the potential to greatly reduce the burden … Continue reading

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Unanswered questions from 1940

A ceremony to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of evacuation had been reported on the television news the previous day. The report prompted her recollections of that distant summer, a time written on the pages of history books but fresh and … Continue reading

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Thirty-five years ago

The fourth Sunday in June in 1986 dawned clear and bright at Murlough, Co Down.  The natural beauty of the place with the Mourne mountains across the bay would have made it not such a bad place to have stayed … Continue reading

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