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Christmas lights and wire cutters

I spotted the first sign of impending irritation on Sunday 27 November, as i was heading out for a chilly weekend walk.  A very long ladder set up against the side of one of the houses opposite me, with a man at the top, carefully tacking something along the edge of the roof.  785 more words

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Dr Google

Come on, admit it – we’ve all done it.  You know the kind of thing I’m talking about… For example, you notice a pain in your foot and after a few days of it niggling away in the background you head to Google and type in the seemingly benign phrase, … 997 more words

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Eye to Eye 2017: to walk, or not to walk; that is the question...

When my sister and I took part in the 14-mile sponsored walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye back in March 2016, to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity, we told ourselves we’d only be doing it once and so went all-out to raise as much dosh as was possible without resorting to bank robbery.  642 more words

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Headlight horror

The Friday before the clocks went back, my boss caught me just as I was about to leg it for freedom and announced, “We need to talk about your hours.” 1,008 more words

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Marching for Moorfields: the results!

No, I’m not referring to the GIANT blister I acquired as a consequence of our 14-mile sponsored walk from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye back in March, but rather the REALLY IMPORTANT results.  353 more words

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Post-appointment panic

Following last Monday’s check-up appointment with my original consultant at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, the patient’s copy of his letter to my GP dropped through my letterbox on the Saturday morning.  1,011 more words

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Twinkles at twilight; dread at dawn

After contemplating taking part in a sponsored abseil of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in order to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity, my sister decided to organise a charity tea party instead.  1,242 more words

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