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Try looking in the monthly archives. February 2016

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Cruise crew couldn’t do enough

A couple of days ago, I posted a blog that was the first part of a story about a cruise aboard Crown Princess to the Norwegian Fjords thanks to a grant received from the UK’s MS Society back in 2013. […]

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Referendum blues …

 
Remain: David Cameron versus Leave: Iain Duncan Smith
Prime Minister David Cameron has been warned to stop making blue-on-blue attacks on Conservatives who want the UK to leave the European Union, or face the possibility of a leadership challenge. Well, if the Leave […]

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Do charities really want to find cures?

It really is a conundrum. Charities that support research into finding cures and treatments for particular diseases all seem to say that they want to end that illness, to beat it – finally. But, the question is, do they really?
Recently, […]

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A ‘short break’ cruise to Norway thanks to MS Society

Lisa and I, pictured during our cruise on Crown Princess.
It seems a long time ago now but in spring of 2013 I had not had a holiday for a number of years and, living on disability benefits, we could not […]

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Remembering life before MS diagnosis

                         Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, and the Walton Centre, Liverpool.
Just the other day, someone asked me what my life was like before I had MS – to which I replied that I had the illness some 25+ years before it was diagnosed […]

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Everyone’s vote should matter – but does it?

Uncertainty is hanging over the heads of people in so many different countries this year as questions relating to their futures are being decided at the ballot box. Well, they should be.
In the USA, the various Democratic and Republican candidates […]

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Can baby talcum powder cause cancer?

 
Campaigners for natural products and natural ingredients are uplifted, albeit maybe only temporarily, as an American court awarded $72 million in compensation to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer last year.
I say ‘albeit maybe only temporarily’, […]

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Nothing literal about seeing eye-to-eye

Captain Claus Andersen with me on board Anthem of the Seas while crossing the Atlantic last year.
Amazed, bewildered and downright exasperated. Those are the feelings that dominate my thoughts as they prompt me to speak out through this blog. As […]

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Madeleine McCann mystery story changes and smears

 
 
 
 
Kate and Gerry McCann seen leaving church on Madeleine’s 4th birthday. No balloons, no smiles in this picture.
 
Before being hospitalised last week, I made a promise to various people to look into what they say is false ‘evidence’ against Gerry […]

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Lack of anti-clotting checks, not MS, put blogger in hospital

Sorry that I have not blogged since writing last week about taking the rough with the smooth in terms of living with MS but, well, things weren’t all that they seemed. It turns out that my bout of sickness had […]

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