Getting Older

Lest We Forget

As I write this, the nation has just commemorated the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Britain declared itself to be in a state of war with Germany on 4th August 1914. Men in their thousands enlisted. Volunteering was seen as heroic, dutiful, romantic even, earning almost universal approval...

Game of Life

Football’s a game of two halves. We’re reminded of this blindingly obvious fact every Saturday during the football season, and every day during the recent World Cup. Caution is abandoned in the second half to make up for the mind numbing possession-play of the first. Suddenly, a team finds the...

Turn Up Early to See Dr Hughes

Every blog needs a heart-warming story. Here’s mine. Richard Hughes has recently retired as a GP after working for a medical practice in Portsmouth for 32 years. He must have made an impression. At his retirement, patients queued round the block to wish him well and to offer him gifts. His secret?...

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