Reliability was always the hallmark of great home-grown institutions like the BBC, British Gas and the National Health Service (NHS). Being the dependable sort myself, I’ve always preferred things that way. Perhaps, given my age, it was a little presumptuous of me to assume that in living up to the mark as Marie’s ‘carer’. I […]
I listened with much interest to a neurologist who specialises in Parkinson’s disease (PD) talking about the symptoms of PD, on the radio recently. It was a particularly enlightening interview not just because he was an eminent PD medical specialist, but also because the interviewer was a doctor too. So the questions were sensible knowledgeable questions with […]
We live in a four-storey Victorian house close to the town centre and have been here nearly 15 years. We moved from a three-bed semi on the suburban fringe, because it was near to the town and accessible to the station and schools. The house could accommodate the family well on four floors. This allowed […]
I returned to college last week after a long five-week Christmas break but this year it was interrupted by an exam. In the middle of the break we sat a two hour exam on Victorian values in the later part of the 19th century. This meant that the early part of January I was busy […]
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