Monthly Archives: January 2019

Very bad news

Doctor: I have some bad news and some very bad news. Patient: Well, I might as well have the bad news first. Doctor: The lab called with your test results. They said you had 24 hours to live. Patient: 24 … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan and Ollie (Steve Coogan and John C Reilly)

This film resonated on so many levels that it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why I was bowled over. The final scene in Ireland showed the debt that Morecambe and Wise owed to them but there was so much more. The … Continue reading

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Sub-editor needed urgently

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Yes Doctor, no Doctor, three bags full Doctor

I’ve been confined in hospital just five times in the last fifty years. Firstly in Hackney’s German hospital, then Hackney General followed by Romford’s Oldchurch. My final hospitalisation was in the new Queen’s  Hospital, Romford. As a consequence, I’ve made … Continue reading

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Andy was a type one diabetic He lived with that condition for years So many years, he became blasé about it Insulin injections commonplace. A big man, by any standards, And a personality to match He communicated easily With all … Continue reading

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A step too far: part two

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An interesting justification for trading in heroin

“What’s wrong with trafficking in heroin? The smack goes to Europe or America. Some self-obsessed narcissist who otherwise would be causing untold pollution driving to and from work every day, probably in a car without passengers, only to go burning … Continue reading

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