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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Horsemeat Saga - Spaghetti Bologneighs and Corned Dog Hash

I've tried to resist writing about the recent horsemeat saga for fear of upsetting people, but I can't resist any longer.  Please note that these are my views, my own personal views, I'm not trying to force these on anyone but if you're reading…

Christmas Eve sagas and nearly losing our dog to gastric torsion

Having spent most of the previous week up North running back and forward to the hospital visiting Mum and trying to get her transferred down here as the NHS shuts down from 21 December through to 7 January I am now way behind on the cooking…

Opticians' dodgy practices with NHS Vouchers

If you have children under the age of 16 or under 19 and in full time education and who need glasses read on. As soon as a child has an eye test that shows they require glasses they are entitled to a discount voucher from the NHS, the amount…

Broken hips, NHS and distant Mums

I thought I'd share with you my thoughts, trial and tribulations and terror of getting through the minefield that is the NHS. Let's go back to 17 December.  it's 8.30pm Small Boy has just finished his Christmas Concert in church, at last…