I have blogged before about the significant increase in the number of books I have read over the last two years. The uptick started before the pandemic was even a thing, but has been helped on dramatically by the extra downtime over the last year. I have been lucky enough to read (and listen to … Continue reading The Pull of the Stars: a Book Review
There can be many facets to being a doctor beyond the obvious diagnosing and treating disease. During a typical week, I can be involved in clinical work yes, but also leadership roles, service evaluation and development, academic work and teaching. Of all my roles, I think it is educator I enjoy the most. This can … Continue reading Why does my brain work differently?
The wife and I have just returned from a short break away to the Yorkshire Dales. Staying in a wonderful boutique hotel, each day during the trip we ventured out to explore the local sights. One such trip was to Aysgarth Falls. Consisting of three drops, imaginatively named the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, the … Continue reading I am me?
Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours restRobert Owen, circa. 1817 Trades Unionist, Socialist and Cooperative movements cannot trace their roots to just one person or even a small group. Over generations, countless individuals have come together to stand in solidarity to fight for a better, fairer, more equitably world. Some battles have been … Continue reading The 8-8-8 Day
As lockdown rules within the UK have continued to ease, I have found myself in the car for longer periods, either going to and from work, or increasingly on trips out with the wife. While I am not a fan of driving (it is no coincidence commuting and traffic formed frequent inspiration for pieces in … Continue reading Mimicry is the best form of flattery