Can Doctor Google help to cure chilblains?

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In the nineteen fifties it was quite usual to develop chilblains on your toes during the winter months. As far as we knew chilblains were caused by walking in the snow to and from school wearing wellingtons and knee socks. Then, as soon as we were home, kicking off the wellingtons and soggy socks and…… Continue reading Can Doctor Google help to cure chilblains?

Best of the Business Plans #TheApprentice2017

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The Business Plans episode of The Apprentice is always the highlight of the series and this year it was a corker! Having watched the brightest and the best of the entrepreneurial class of 2017 struggle through a weekly sequence of ludicrous tasks, there were five candidates remaining in the process. Confectionery gift company owner, Sarah…… Continue reading Best of the Business Plans #TheApprentice2017

More about what’s happening to our NHS.

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Here’s my update to What’s happening to our National Health Service? The #JR4NHS case  was filed in the High Court on December 12th. However, the administrative court office has a backlog and told our solicitors that the office would not be able to issue proceedings until our case had got to the front of the queue. In…… Continue reading More about what’s happening to our NHS.

#OnThisDay in 1936 Thomas William Hicks was born #TommySteele

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Thomas William Hicks also known as Tommy Steele was born on this day in 1936. Tommy Steele is reputed to be Britain’s first teen idol and rock-and-roll star. In 1957 his rendition of “Singing the Blues” catapulted Tommy to the top of the hit parade. Although the whistling in the accompaniment is really irritating! One…… Continue reading #OnThisDay in 1936 Thomas William Hicks was born #TommySteele

5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season

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Since starting my chemotherapy treatment alcoholic drinks have been totally banned by the oncology doctor. Even alcohol in cough syrup! So I’ve been looking for something special and/or different to drink during the Christmas Festivities. Belvoir Fruit Farms have three non-alcoholic wines. I’m going to try the Shiraz-without-a-hangover. I love Fentimans Ginger Beer so I’m…… Continue reading 5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season

Some 70s dishes that may not have stood the test of time!

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Monday night’s Nigella’s Christmas recipes  on BBC2 included her take on sticky toffee pudding. And Nigella said sticky toffee pudding was invented in the seventies. Which set me thinking of other dishes that, as far as I recall, made their first appearance in the seventies. Quiche Black Forest Gateau Chicken Kiev Carrot Cake Arctic Roll Vol…… Continue reading Some 70s dishes that may not have stood the test of time!

Have you tried hemp seed on your porridge?

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I’ve been adding ground flaxseeds to my porridge for several weeks. I’ve also been trying hemp seed hearts which add a lovely nutty flavour. The hemp seed packaging offers persuasive health reasons for eating the contents. However, after reading 6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds I’m definitely keeping hemp seeds in my diet. I bought my…… Continue reading Have you tried hemp seed on your porridge?

Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep!

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I’ve just been looking at Twitter Usage Statistics. Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter. That’s over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year. https://youtu.be/-EpWOzIzhf8 So how in that great crowd can you get your tweets noticed? In a very interesting…… Continue reading Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep!

Celebrate the birth of Hermione Gingold #OnThisDay in 1897

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Hermione Gingold was an English actress whose distinctive drawling, deep voice was a result of the nodes on her vocal cords she developed in the 1920s and early 1930s. https://youtu.be/8MHrLXUmlJ4 A successful child actress, Hermione Gingold went on to act in comedy, drama and experimental theatre as well as broadcasting on the radio. Her greatest…… Continue reading Celebrate the birth of Hermione Gingold #OnThisDay in 1897