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Lesson observation, I did quite good :)

March 27, 2014 Leave a comment







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What do you get for 10 million pounds?

April 17, 2013 2 comments

•177,777 job seekers’ allowance claims of £56.25 for one week
•Two years of foreign aid to Iraq
•152 MPs’ salaries
•The upkeep and maintenance of England’s cathedrals for one year
•1,999 students’ annual tuition fees
•25,773 household electricity and water bills for one year
•Double the UK’s funding for global human rights projects on sexual violence against women and girls
•Pay for the monarchy for three months
•Double the funding designed to boost innovation in offshore wind turbines.
•269 paramedics
•322 nurses for one year on £31,095 each
•Buy two tonnes of European white truffles (£2,300 a pound)
•A mortgage on Dracula’s Castle in Romania (full value £86 million).


Best spend it on a woman who is estimated to be worth 66million eh?

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Typical bureaucracy

April 16, 2013 1 comment

Right, today I went to Peterborough City hospital, to see a specialist regarding my foot, which is rolling inwards. The only way to correct my foot, is to perform surgery, it entails cutting tendons, fusing bones together etc. Now, I don ‘t like the sound of that, but I know it needs doing, without it, I will carry on being in pain.

IMG_6062This is my right foot, as you can see, I can not get it flat, all the weight goes to a spot just above my 5th metatarsal.

Of course with any surgery, after care is needed, how ever, I am not a typical case, I can’t walk. Normally, you get the surgery, then the next day, given a pair of sticks, sent home, told to stay off the foot and keep elevated. Problem for me is, I’m not good on my two legs, will never manage on one, even though I don’t walk, I need them for many, many things.

I explained this to the Doctor, who said he would refer me to an occupational therapist. The OT department at the hospital have said, they will not access me, until I have had the surgery. That is right, not until I have had the life changing surgery that would see me bed bound for 3 months. This to me, is not acceptable, I need to know in advance what will be put in place for me. I need to know how I am going to manage at home, things need putting into place.

The OT department then said, contact my local authority, fib a bit, pretend I’m not having surgery, tell them I am in a worse state than I really am. Yes, they want me to lie! Well that won’t work, for 2 reasons. 1: I will not lie about my disability or anything to do with it. 2: I had an OT here a few weeks ago, he knows what I can do, would look odd if i suddenly said I can’t do all those things.

We left the appointment feeling as though we have no real answers, the hospitals OT have said they will see what they can do, but insist they will not access my needs until after the op, I insist there will be no op, unless i know about the aftercare. Why would I have a painful op, only to be screwed after? They argue we won’t know what my needs will be, until after the op, I argue with do know, I won’t be able to use my right leg at all.

Why are they so unwilling to look into this? Why are they willing to get the expensive bit right (the surgery), but not prepared to get the arguably cheaper bit, the after care right?

I am most annoyed.

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All quiet on the West front

April 10, 2013 15 comments

What can I say? It has all been very quiet of late, been to a gig, a comedy show, few days out etc.

The best thing I’ve done in the last few weeks is going to see “Biffy Clyro”, at the o2 Arena. I went with Will and his two brothers, it was a great laugh to be honest, they are great company. I also went on the Cable Car at the the o2, it goes across the river (and back), you get some great views for only a few quid.

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The gig was amazing, the set list was fantastic, one of the best gigs I’ve been too.


I’ve been up to other things, went to an antiques fair with Matt (@smegfirk), that was erm, cold and snowy, oh, did I say cold?

DSC_0455Here are some plebs from Bargin Hunt.

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Good at my Job

February 23, 2013 2 comments

Turns out, i am not bad at my job. Got all Blues and Greens, which are the top two grades, amber and Red, you don’t want those.

I’ve blacked out all names except my own, for obvious reasons.


Observation Jan 2013

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Almost, but no, wait, maybe in a few weeks.

February 23, 2013 9 comments

I almost won Al Murray tickets on Twitter, I say almost, I did win, but can’t use them. To twin two tickets to see Al in Leicester, you had to answer the following.

Very kind of Al to look into other dates, specially as this was a twitter freebie, he is under no obligation to. I really hope I can go see him, missed him when he was in the area last.

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What am I meant to say?

February 14, 2013 16 comments

What am I meant to say when my mum starts crying about my dad? We were in the car today, returning from town, I looked over and she was crying. I asked what was up, she said she was thinking of dad. I asked if there was anything specific, she said she still can’t believe what he has done.

The moment she said that, I was stumped, what am I meant to say to this?

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