Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Famous Quotes (4)

”There are of course those who do not want us to speak. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance, and depression. And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror

All those who know where this quote comes from please put your answers in the comment box

Famous Quotes 3

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.


2009 Predictions

The financial situation is going to get worse, Much worse If you think it is bad now you aint seen nothing yet

People are going to go hungry

Inflation will be in double figures despite the government saying its not true

No one will want anything Shops and businesses that sell non essential items will go out of business

Misery will prevail

Looting will occur and riot police and a state of emergency may come into being

This is not an exhaustive list More to follow in the next few days

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Famous Quotes (2)

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Famous Quotes (1)

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its
subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to
know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."
--Robert Heinlein

Burning our money

This first appeared as a guest blog on NHS Exposed

It seems Lancashire care trust can't do anything right, Just literally months after trying to refer me to the GMC for failing mental health for reporting against a narcissistic sociopath known as Dr Hissy Fit, the clinical lead of North Lancashire which includes Blackpool and who would have been instrumental in authorising the expenditure of the latest fall from grace at Lancashire as this report from the Blackpool gazette shows

The trust at Lancashire is facing a recruitment problem as far as psychiatrists are concerned especially in the new Specialty doctor posts, for which they are handing over £80 pounds per hour to locum agencies for the privilege of having their posts filled.

Hardly surprising with a sociopath as their clinical lead.

Three of the trust's Early Intervention Service staff - one from Blackpool - attended the 6th International Conference on Early Psychosis in Melbourne.

As well as getting the chance to rub shoulders with fellow mental health professionals the Lancashire trio were invited to enjoy a full social programme including food and fine wines from around the world and even trips around Melbourne on a Harley Davidson.

Lancashire Care Trust bosses have defended the trip, stating it was a useful fact-finding exercise.

But Michael Jack, MP for Fylde, today said: "I can't believe the trust needed to send anybody to Australia to improve their medical practices.

"The amount spent seems disproportionate to the potential gain, and their explanation very sparse. Have they not heard of video link?

"This is another suggestion NHS organisations need more rigorous regulation of expenditure and this should be investigated."

Lancashire Care Trust's Early Intervention Service, established in 2002, is currently treating around 65 people in Blackpool – more in the wider North Lancashire area – and sees around 26 new patients each year.

A spokesman for the Trust said: "Lancashire Care funded three members of the early intervention service to attend this conference.

"Staff flew out on economy flights and stayed in standard rooms in the Holiday Inn. The total cost for each member of staff which includes flights, visas, accommodation, meals, travel to and from the airport and attending the conference was £2,885 each.

One does wonder because I remember as junior doctor being allocated only £500 for study leave. Seems some people are more equal than others.

V for Vendetta

I am reminded by the blog posts of the last few days that the V for vendetta script is getting even more like the truth these days, we only need a desperate Gordon Brown to issue a state of emergency and then we are done for.

DK over at his blog comments on Guido's gagging order which can be found at wikileaks

A Nightmare on Hallam Street No 44

Like the nightmare on Elm street this is one nightmare that refuses to go away easily and has several sequels. The latest instalment was instigated when I was away on holiday in India and the GMC knew that I would be flying back on 26th November. Sneaky of them to progress a referral when the defendant is on holiday and not performing clinical work nor employed by an agency, at that time.

The Interim orders panel paperwork was delivered at 16.38 on Thursday the 27th of November, inviting me to attend on the 5th of December at 10.30am in order to suspend me like Adam Osbourne for 18 months

I now had a week, without parents in the country, to organise a QC independent reports from a psychiatrist and an occupational health report, to be placed before the GMC on the Friday morning

At first I panicked and hid under my duvet, I was apoplectic with rage, and disappointment but armed with lots of chocolate and the help of Ward 87, I made my plan

I went to the CAB and whilst I was there I went through everyone in my phonebook on my mobile, this may be the reason I have a big phone bill this month.

Someone out there loves me or God exists, I was able to pull in favours from people I hadn't talked to in months, and who still respect me. It seems I have a veritable fan club. I even spoke to Outer Temple chambers and made sure Gordon Bebb was free on Friday 5th December and informed them that my lawyer would be in contact with them

I said nothing to the GMC, unlike my brother who squealed at them, not realising that he was talking to established sociopaths. I tore off a strip at him.

I ended up in Leeds on Tuesday, and having secured the services of Gordon Bebb, and an occupational health report by that time, prepared to get an independent psychiatrist report the next day in Peterborough . Cue lots of driving and lots of chocolate to get me through that

On the way back from Peterborough I dropped in to my old place of work Kneesworth House Hospital, and got another two testimonials from there,

Thursday I took things a little bit more easier and psyched myself up for the Panel hearing the next morning picked my parents up from Heathrow, and drove them back to my place,

Battle day

I waltzed into the GMC headquarters the towers of glass and concrete that now live on 350 Euston Road along with Antony Gormley's reflection sculpture.

They did not know who my Outer temple chambers counsel was They had to come ask me at 9am who the counsel was as I had been warned not to reveal my hand early

They stuttered when I said Gordon Bebb QC

I was able to pinch my way out of this nightmare but with certain losses

They were not able to suspend me I had beaten them but they put restrictions on my medical practice, namely that I must work in an NHS post, I could not locum and therefore earn money quickly, But it was a result and I hope to beat them next year when they have a five day witchtrial lined up for me

But why does the reader think I have been put through this modern day test of witchcraft?

For writing an email or two complaining about the bullying of Dr Leon Le Roux on the 10th September

For that the GMC have called my mental health disturbed and have put me through the mill.

Yet they clearly state in paragraph 46 of GOOD medical practice that bullying is not compatible with good practice

They are bullying me for complaining about it

Double standards are at work.

It seems that they have been doing this for years See link

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thirteenth Amendment to the US constitution

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

Sir Alan Greenspan.....

I always wondered why the chairman of the Federal reserve was knighted by the Government of this country

Now I understand

he essence of banking was once explained by Sir Josiah Stamp, a former president of the Bank of England:

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin... Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again... Take this great power away from them, or if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."

The last great abuse of our banking system caused the depression of the 1930's. Today's abuses may cause another. Past and Current S&L and bank scandals, illegal receipt of campaign funds, illustrate the on-going relationships between banks, lawyers, politicians, and government agencies (look at the BCCI bank scandal, involving lawyer Clark Clifford, politician Jimmy Carter, the Watergate and Mena Airport scandals involving William Clinton and others, all involving the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and even the FBI and the CIA, scandals even too numerous to mention). These scandals are the direct result of years of law-breaking by an alliance of bankers and lawyers using their influence and money to corrupt the political process and rob the public. (Do you think you're not being robbed? Guess who's going to pay the bill for the excesses of the banks, lawyers, politicians, and government agencies? You are! -- in money, work, sweat, blood and tears!)

Despite their criminal foundation, these alliances generated wealth, and ultimately, respectability. Like any modern member of organized crime, English bankers and lawyers wanted to be admired as "legitimate businessmen". As their criminal fortunes grew so did their usefulness, so the British monarchy legitimized these thieves by granting them "titles of nobility".

Historically, the British peerage system referred to knights as "Squires" and to those who bore the knight's shields as "Esquires". As lances, shields, and physical violence gave way to the more civilized means of theft, the pen grew mightier (and more profitable) than the sword, and the clever wielders of those pens (bankers and lawyers) came to hold titles of nobility. The most common title was "Esquire" (used, even today, by some lawyers).

Gordon Brown and the Incompetents

That Man has given away 6.4billion pounds to the banks and they are redistributing it as bonuses

Link here

A vast collection of swearwords comes to mind

Well Gordon if the common man on the street knew what you were upto rather than being sweetly led astray by the VAT reduction and the wonderful 70% off sales in Debenhams then we might have the chance of riots on the street and thats putting it mildly

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Keynesian economics explained

The Royal Family have a sense of irony and mischief

Its been good to watch our Queen on telly today, They seem to have the publics interest at heart.

They also have a sense of mischief not always fully apparent when other visiting heads of state come to see them at Buck House

The video is of the marching band at Buckingham Palace

They played the same theme when King Abdullah from Saudi Arabia a land of human rights abuses and where women do not even have the vote, when he arrived at Buck House

Darth vader is the one that is usually played into this march

It is a very good sign of their neutrality that they were able to play this as a fitting silent way of protesting about him

Good on the Royals

Hat tip to John Trenchard

Her Majesty today

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Welcome to the Future

I had to post this

Merry Christmas everyone

Thanks for continuing to visit this blog

Henry is going to have a short break over Christmas but will be back with venom and swearing from the 27th.

Ho Ho Ho

In the meantime please enjoy the music from Leann Rimes

I will be taking it down before 12th night

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Police Screen out Offences to massage statistics

I mistakenly read the Telegraph this morning and looked at Politics

Four in every ten crimes go uninvestigated

It has confirmed what I often thought, that the police couldn't give a flying fuck about you, unless its an easy recordable crime such as a speeding offence.

Fuckwits and Bastards thats all I can say Im in a terrible mood just before Christmas and this is not even the icing on the cake

Jacqui Smith's head should roll and Im going to nick a picture and put it up here too, because thats how pissed off I am.

I dont usually swearblog but this is reason for an big exception.

Call a General election Now

Heads should be rolling for this

I forgot a swearword

CUNT =Jacqui Smith

It was found that across the country, of the 16 forces who replied to a Freedom of Information request, 39 per cent of crimes were screened out - an equivalent of 1.9 million out of the five million crimes reported.

Edit |Update

At lunchtime this blog was visited by

I can only guess that that is the ministry of defence

Whoo Hoo...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A bit of fun for the Solstice

I came across a blog that enthralled and held my attention for a long time yesterday

Its called the New adventures of Juliette

It is not suitable for those of a nervous disposition

Nor is it suitable for kids It should really have an 18 rating Of course now that I have said that everyone will be scooting over there.

Its bitter, its hurting and its good stuff, You couldn't make it up nor could you deny the feelings and emotion that fall out of the pages of this blog

Im tempted to ask her to join the libertarian party because we need people like her who have experienced crap from people, much like myself to fight for the rights of the bullied and the downtrodden

What do you say Juliette?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

A tribute to Kevin and Georgiana

Georgiana provided chocolates, and Kevin moral support at the GMC hearing on Friday and this is them dancing and having fun

I would like them to be famous for it

So here you go some world exposure for you.

Youre Great.
Better than strictly come dancing anyday

In another development I see that someone has been labelled ,A cherry short of a schwarzwalderkirschtorte I would like to give this last accolade to the people sitting across from me on a rather flimsy desk with their back to the Euston road.

Its a compliment...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Deer oh dear

Originally uploaded by Screaming Bertha.

Well I proved I was no deer caught in the headlights

But its time for everyone to know that I am not beaten and I shall make it back

I am a robust individual

Get thee behind me Satan

Henry has significantly made progress, as the GMC were not able to suspend him on Friday and therefore he did not once again become an ex doctor.

He took four days to get a QC, an independent occupational health report and an independent psychiatrist report, and a host of character references together and drove over 700 miles in the process having landed at Heathrow at 6pm on Wednesday 26th November and having the Interim Orders Panel of the GMC throw a bundle of papers his way at 16.38 on Thursday 27th November

He took Friday off and was in shock

The hearing was scheduled for Friday 5th December 2008 I am Dr India.

I got the recommendation of the GMC barrister who was recommending suspension overturned

Believe me that is no mean feat where the GMC are concerned.

One has to see the red face of Andrew Colman and his ineptitude at getting the wrong door on the way out to see that he was shaken.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I will stay strong

Sata salamaa

Pimenee valkeat maat, laulupuut vaikenevat
Katujen lapset piiloutuu, kun rajuilma nousee
Pelätään pelkomme pois, mikään ei viedä mua vois
Kun rakkaus kiinni painautuu ja sydän lämpenee

Vaik sata salamaa iskee tulta ja koko elämä räjähtää
Ei rakkautta voi riistää multa, toivo jäljelle jää
Kun sata aurinkoo meille paistaa
Ja laiva valmis on nousemaan
Minä turvaan vien tämän rakkauden
Ja me löydämme uuden maan

Lähelläs lämpösi saan unelma uupuvan maan
Viimeinen haave viimalta yön meille suojan antaa
Totuuden toivossas nään liekin luot kuiskaten tään
Vain rakkaus meidät perille vie se meidät pelastaa

Vaik sata salamaa iskee tulta ja koko elämä räjähtää
Ei rakkautta voi riistää multa, toivo jäljelle jää
Kun sata aurinkoo meille paistaa
Ja laiva valmis on nousemaan
Minä turvaan vien tämän rakkauden
Ja me löydämme uuden maan

On tuolla tuhannet maailmat ja yksi niistä meidän on

Vaik sata salamaa iskee tulta ja koko elämä räjähtää
Minä turvaan vien tämän rakkauden
Ja me löydämme uuden maan
Minä turvaan vien tämän rakkauden
Vaihdan maan maahan valkeaan

One hundred lightnings

The white lands are getting darker, singing trees go silent
Children of the streets go into hiding when a storm is rising
Let's fear our fears away, nothing could take me away
When love sticks tightly to you and the heart gets warmer
Though a hundred lightnings strike fire, and all of life explodes
Nobody can take love away from me, there's always hope
When a hundred suns shine on us
And a ship is ready to depart
I will take our love to a safe place
And we'll find a new land

I feel tenderness beside you, a dream of an exhausted land
The last dream gives us shelter from the wind of the night
I see the truth in your hope, you create a flame by whispering
Only love will take us there, it saves us


There's a thousand worlds out there, and one of them is ours
I will change this land to another white land

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogging from Goa

Here I am in 30 plus degree heat, and blogging from Calangute beach in Goa well almost the beach,

Its been an interesting holiday so far, with me seeing the best and the worst of life in India

Have got some great motorcycle snaps, of people riding with no safety gear and in flip flops,

Managed to see the biggest temple complex in recent times at Akshardham on the banks of the Jamuna where the security is fierce , no cameras, no electronic equipment at all

Brother had to go back and deposit his usb flash memory in the cloakroom

We managed to bump in to the parents of someone I went to school with at the musical fountain show, and it was crowded that day so god knows how that coincidence came about literally

Attended a cousins wedding and enjoyed that, and have now come to goa to chill out and see what the life is like here.

Boy every third person is after flogging you something, be it a taxi or some awful handicraft that has been sitting in the sun.

Tourists are easy targets, Goa has a lovely beach and loads of Brits from Yorkshire of all places, are here

I feel right at home, but seriously on some fronts India has become more commercialised than ever before

There are big shopping malls with the same stuff you can buy in Britain albeit at some lowering of the price, but some things like bose are more expensive

Van heusen shirt? No problem will cost you 1800 rupees, about 20 quid or a bit more

Great India Place the biggest shopping mall in Asia, is on a par with some smaller shopping malls in britain its not quite the size of meadowhell yet

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

For the love of God almighty

Its time to go back in time to a certain innocent age, the year is 2005 and the date is May 13th, It is a warm sunny day, and there is not much traffic on the roads,

I have travelled down from Macclesfield where I am working in Dane Ward a low secure unit/ ward attached to the main hospital.

I attend the interview for the North and South Islington crisis team staff grade posts having already ascertained that I am up against 3 others.

I march in to the Highgate unit at around 2 pm and the interview starts without the team manager of the Crisis team in North Islington Ian Griffiths.

The interview has been going for about ten minutes when Ian comes in , in a bright green hawaiian loud shirt and sandals.

Instantly I think mmm why has he attended an interview in these clothes Unfortunately the sun and the fact that I am praying for this job to come in as it is three miles from where I bought a flat in North London in 2001 blinds me to the realisation gained later that this was a bad omen.

The interview proceeds, the man who eventually refer me to the GMC is on the panel a certain Koye Odutoye. As a final gesture they ask me if I have any questions and I ask Ian Is it a happy team, He laughs nervously, If I had had my head screwed on and with the knowledge I have now, I would have now told the interview panel that it should have been a cold day in hell if I was ever going to accept the job.

Unfortunately I was in too much of a good mood, and overlooked it thinking nah hes just joking, oh how wrong I was.

They then asked do you have a preference for North or South I said no preference but the North is nearer I wish I had said the south even though it would have been in Old street and under the congestion charge.

Needless to say I got the job and I stupidly said I would start on June 1st 2005.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wandering in the Health Gulag

I am still wandering in the Health Gulag, and it gets colder this year because I finally have woken up to what I have lost and why it is important for me to now release the hounds and let rip with what has happened in the wake of Scot Jnr.

More to come

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tinsley Towers

Tinsley Towers The penultimate morning 095
Originally uploaded by Screaming Bertha.

Heres another shot

I took this at the dead of night using the Nightshot capability of my camera, I had to find a decent wall to put the camera on and take the picture from It took me almost ten goes to get this picture but I figure it was worth the sleepless night.

Tinsley Towers

Tinsley Towers The penultimate morning 037
Originally uploaded by Screaming Bertha.

End of an era, the towers were demolished just 27 hours later....

I grew up with these towers and I wish they could have remained proud and standing tall but with all things change has to happen.

Farewell then to the towers

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Im supposed to be blogging more frequently

Well its been a whole month since I shared my thoughts with you.

What can I say Its been busy and its been wet outside.

I still havent got back into the blogging though, seems that now Im well off and not worrying about money I cant be bothered to sound off and blog about the injustices of life

However I shall try to come back and blog again.... Several times I have taken photos with the express thought I can put these on my blog and then in the cold light of the next morning havent had the time or the energy or the remembrance to dc it.

So here I am at the end of another month promising lots and delivering not very much I guess

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Turkish Barbers

Went to this place as I couldnt bear having longish hair any longer They are just down the road from me.

Have often passed them but not needed a haircut

They treated me like a king, did the haircut did the sideburns, did the gubbins with a cut throat, did the ear hair with a flame, did the eye brows and all for £8

I was suitably impressed, I had hoped that they would do all this and they delivered

A very good experience

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A very Good Complaint letter


Dear Mr. Thatcher

I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for over 20 years, and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard
Core(tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go horse riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with knife skills." Isn't the human body amazing?

As brand manager in the feminine-hygiene division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your
customers' monthly visits from Aunt Flo. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying and out-of-control behavior. You surely realise it's
a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps.

Crazy! The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that the UK is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in capri pants. Which brings me to the reason for my letter.

Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi
pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy Period."

Are you *+*#*ing kidding me?

What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness - is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least
bit pleasurable?

Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Nurofen and Kahlúa and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Tesco's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man. If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or "Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong"?

- Or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your accounting department that, effective immediately, there will be an £8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your
brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep. Always.


Wendi Aarons

Saturday, July 19, 2008

How does a Dolphin get inland to die?

A couple of royal navy engineers were surprised to find a dolphin in their garden one morning

One does wonder how it got there....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mixed Grill

Mostly Bacon, namely Neil Bacon whose new site is now creating heaps of controversy.

A group of 37 doctors have got together with Peter Carter Ruck to instigate libel action against the site should it post any defamatory comments.

One could say that Bacon has exposed his soft underbelly (get it Pork belly = Bacon)

In anycase I want great care is going to be his epitaph.

Sold out to Europe

The Daily Express has finally put in to the mass media what most of the political bloggers have known for months that the Treaty of Lisbon devolves power away from the Queen and Britain to Europe central and that nothing can now be done and that our laws now come from Brussels

Where the hell were you a few months ago when the treaty was being signed Why didnt you run this story then and have the wrath of the voter being discharged against the stupid and money grabbing politicians.

As ever their money grabbing antics have been to the fore to blind us of the real reality that they are probably less needed than at any time before George the First

Thursday, July 17, 2008


For the three month hiatus or is it longer, I apologise

I have been busy trying to earn enough money to pay off my creditors, my tax bill (spit) and the other monies that one has to pay to amongst other people Northern Rock

As you can imagine the credit crunch has hit us all and therefore it is only natural that I would spend more time on trying to avoid financial meltdown rather than spending all day on the net blogging.

Nevertheless I do sincerely miss those people who do not visit anymore


The Fucking NHS Purchasing and Supplies Authority

Also known as NHS PaSA

Stalinist and bloody prying little organisation wants all locum doctors to prove that they were immunised against measles mumps and rubella

And those who cant have to be immunised with the MMR even if they have positive serology for Rubella anyway which means they were immunised properly

What has the world come to

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Mouse in the House part trois

Oh the shame of it

The mice are back I saw one running under the cupboard again on Sunday night.

Time for more mouse traps and death

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Mouse in the House part deux

Found another dead mouse upon re-entering the dwelling on Saturday

It had managed to eat two of the snickers bar traps, without springing them but got caught trying to eat the third...

One wonders...

It looked pretty fresh ish but it got chucked over the back fence for the cats

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Again it is snowing.....

One does wonder what the jetstream is upto.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Has stolen up on me like a bad dream, Its that time of year again when I go off on a tangent and think that because it is spring that everyone has a touch of Mad march hares.

Anyway I apologise for not writing anything for some time

Im busy I actually went and got a life...

The blog will be written when I have decent time in front of the computer

Sayonara for now though

( watches as his hit rates just include the history of baileys irish cream which incidentally is the highest ranking page in this blog)

More people than I care to mention from many different countries around the world including the United Arab emirates and Saudi Arabia have come to this blog to read the definitive inclusive history of it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Snow

Its snowing again, last time was in 1998 for the Good Friday Agreement, one does wonder if this is in response to the Lisbon Treaty, that treasonous poisonous little deal that Gordon Brown did recently.

No wonder they want to update the treason laws.

Upto five cm of snow in places...

Seriously though is it just me or is this sceptred isle becoming a little bit like a prison?

You cant do this you cant do that Just what exactly can you do I suppose if youre an MP you can get away with lots of things because you have money, even riding the wrong way down a one way street and riding through a red light....

We'll mention no names shall we?

CCTV You proposed it now you live by it Dave.

A channel full of wits ( twits more like)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Bovey Tracey Incident

Many of my readers would have heard about the Bovey Tracey incident
where a mansion was wrecked by several gatecrashers, probably half of South Devon's teenagers turning up but it certainly put Bovey Tracey on the map.

I am in South Devon at present, doing a little research and development. I am staying at a very nice place called Sampsons Farm. It is a hotel, and award winning restaurant, think Masterchef and you wont go far wrong, but its more affordable than those places which is very nice and very sweet. It is my second time there, I went there three years ago at this time of the year when the buds are coming out and the blossom is present. It is a delightful place to stay, and is dog friendly and has free range chickens and free range eggs for breakfast. Its no mansion but it is older than Shakespeare, and has a nice open fire to warm you up.

The proprietor's wife is a watercolour artist and is very accomplished, having done lots of illustrations, company logos, and some very good nude work, Paintings are for sale and there are workshops and watercolours for sale at the farm. alomg with the usual eggs and ambience.

The farm is near the river Teign and is near some great walks over looking Dartmoor, and is a great base to explore Dartmoor from.

I shall be doing some farm updates in the next couple of weeks, and there is talk of some apartments being built , just a few attractive ones, on the farm that you could let out and be part of the hotel when you arent there, if of course you can bear to drag yourself away.

All in all a piece of heaven in Devon countryside. You have to go and visit You will enjoy it there and believe me if you have stayed elsewhere the welcome there will outdo the rest.

Many people who go there return year on year, I certainly did.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Can't buy me love ( everybody tells me so)


Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright
I'll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright
'Cause I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I got to give if you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don't need no diamond rings and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don't want no diamond rings and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love, love,
(Can't buy me) love


The best things in life are free
But you can keep it for the birds and bees.
Now gimme money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

Money don't get everything it's true.
What it don't get I can't use.
So gimme money (that's what I want)
A little money (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

Yeh gimme money (that's what I want)
A little money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
So gimme money (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

Your lovin' give me a thrill
But your lovin' don't pay my bill.
Now gimme money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

Money don't get everything it's true.
What it don't get I can't use.
So gimme money (that's what I want)
A little money (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

Yeh gimme money (that's what I want)
A little money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
So gimme money (that's what I want)
That's what I want, ye-ye-yeh,
That's what I want.

The moment of truth is coming near, today in the High Court Justice Bennet will probably hand over a fortune to Heather Mills. Link here

Well at least hopefully things will be settled now

But it is frightening, that some of the Beatles's music is always strangely prophetic and almost written for the situation.

When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oooo
You'll be older too, (ah ah ah ah ah)
And if you say the word,
I could stay with you.

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the isle of wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck, & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

24.3 million pounds, Not bad work for 6 years... Never mind Paul its life...

Love is grand but divorce is a hundred grand...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Light relief

MacDonald's have started home delivery service to Bihar a state in India renowned for its rurality and poverty.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Picking Vegetables for £25000 a year

Link here

The locals signing on dont want to do the work so it falls to the immigrants.

They dont want to pick vegetables? For fucks sake, does it really matter? Its because you actually do have to do something rather than be stuck at a desk doing nothing.

Workshy twats

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Politicians the World Over

My uncle sent me this
Sounds sickeningly familiar

Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament (MP)

Monthly Salary : 12,000

Expense for Constitution per month : 10,000

Office expenditure per month : 14,000

Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km) : 48,000 ( eg.For a visit from kerala to Delhi & return: 6000 km)

Daily DA TA during parliament meets : 500/day

Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train: Free (For any number of times)
(All over India )

Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or P.A.)

Rent for MP hostel at Delhi : Free

Electricity costs at home : Free up to 50,000 units

Local phone call charge : Free up to 1 ,70,000 calls.

TOTAL expense for a MP [having no qualification] per year : 32,00,000 [i.e. 2.66 lakh/month]

TOTAL expense for 5 years : 1,60,00,000

For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years :
8,54,40,00,000 (nearly 855 crores)


This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities.......
And this is the present condition of our country:

855 crores could make their life livable !!
Think of the great democracy we have.............

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A mouse in the house


I found this in the house. I didnt find it today I actually took the picture meaning to blog about it last month, but didnt get round to it.

Rachel ( from North London) always has her mouse saga so this is mine....

I find small snickers bars very effective.

This one must have starved to death because I was away for a few days.

Better than me despatching it I guess.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Eu Referendum Vote

The fibbers have backed down, due to Nick Clegg the government have decided against it even though it breaks their manifesto pledge and the Tories are for it.

Do we really need these turbulent bullshitters running the country?

Link here


The North wind shall blow and we shall have snow.

It is nice to wake up to a light dusting that will be thawed by tonight....


Sunday, March 2, 2008

I feel Pretty

Someone out there is to blame for me finding this song

They know who they are

Natalie Wood looks mighty fine and pretty to me.

All the posts I wanted to do

Well I will do them but give me a bit of a rest I have the witness statement to write and thats 40 pages at least.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Seven Good Things Tag

Rachel from North London has tagged me so I must do the necessary

Seven good things

1. Low carb diets that show results in less than three weeks Namely the idiot proof diet by India Knight and Neris Thomas( ps If you get a spike in sales I want commission)
2.Friends who help you out in your hour of need and don't judge you.
3. Lidl because without Lidl ordinary people would never come home with cheap useful quality stuff( and Aldi and Netto to a degree) and yes I want commission if Lidl starts selling out because I need stuff too.
4. Concrete raft foundations for making earthquakes easier to cope with.
5. Omega 3 fish oil in high concentration on prescription
6. Celeriac for being the most versatile vegetable on the bloody planet and being low in carbs to boot
7. The ability to glean wild food from the planet without it costing you a penny.

Right I tag the following people

Theo Spark
Rogue Gunner
Single mother on the Verge
Menopausal Old Bag
Chaucers Bitch
Mark Wadsworth
The Cookiemouse

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


An earthquake has hit much of England this morning just before 100 GMT as the BBC relates here.

The earthquake epicentre was in Lincolnshire by Market Rasen. It measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.

The tremor was felt as far away as London.

I actually am in South Yorkshire at present and my parents felt the earthquake whereas I simply slept through it as I am oft to do having slept through an earthquake that was 8.3 on the Richter scale when I was in India in 1983 in Amritsar when the epicentre was in Afghanistan.

There was actually an aftershock at 1.8 on the Richter scale at 4 am which is when the clock fell off the stand and that woke me up then, but not before but I did wonder why it had fallen off and couldn't at that time reason it. My photos had also fallen down and it was only when I heard the news that I thought aha! that's the reason why.

Apologies to my regular readers, normal service will resume soon and I will do the tag that Rachel has tagged me with very soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro steps down after 49 years

In what could be called a health abdication for his younger brother Raul.

Not bad for a ruler, Even the Queen only slightly outranks him at 56 years come this June

Monday, February 18, 2008

Northern Rock or how Gordon Brown became the first Labour politician to nationalise something for decades

Northern Rock have been nationalised and it hurts, I have my mortgage with them so I'm safe. The investors who bought the shares well they have nothing. Trading was suspended this morning. The new chief financial officer, Ms Godbehere, well it'll take more than God being there to turn that financial white elephant into a cash cow.

Tony Blair must be laughing his insides out, that he left before the going got rotten but then we always knew he would have left a poisoned chalice for Gordon.

Someone remarked to me that Gordon was a parsimonious prat, Nice alliteration and great timing.

Now will someone get rid of this turbulent government and give us peace and prosperity?

Porridgemade as in teasmade

The people in the know, Quaker Oats have come up with a porridgemade that will have a nice hot bowl of porridge by your bed when you wake up in the morning.

It was in this mornings Yorkshire post

One does wonder though will you need a separate teasmade for the tea though? why not have a combined one?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Weekend

Complete lack of weekend postings, have been busy though not through my own making, the sodding Zee carnival was so overbooked and crowded that we couldnt get in on Saturday 16th and we had to beat a retreat. Knackered so went to lie down and then got called out to do a little piece of work. Still thats life

Almost have no time for some bloody reason, feel like a headless chicken running around and more social friends of mine are complaining that Im too busy well its not my fault it just happens to be a busy month Cripes I cant really explain that I have a deadline and piles of stuff to type now can I.

Still the beat goes on and I promise to make time. I'll have to magic it out of thin air...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Goring by Sea

I went off to the south coast today to have a look at the timber.

There were still quite a few piles of timber on Goring beach and Goring is a lovely quaint town that harks back to the 30s Lots of Arts and crafts mock tudor houses and many art deco blocks of flats and shopping arcades.

In fact it had more art deco than Napier commonly heralded as the Art Deco capital of the Southern hemisphere in that a vast majority of the housing stock was from the 30s.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

St Valentine's day

Happy Choc fest, Champagne fest etc, to all those happy couples and singles.

Here is the true story behind St Valentine courtesy of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudius who persecuted the church at that particular time,He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because married soldiers might be afraid of what might happen to them or their wives or families if they died."

"I think we must bear in mind that it was a very permissive society in which Valentine lived, "Polygamy would have been much more popular than just one woman and one man living together. And yet some of them seemed to be attracted to Christian faith. But obviously the church thought that marriage was very sacred between one man and one woman for their life and that it was to be encouraged. And so it immediately presented the problem to the Christian church of what to do about this."

"The idea of encouraging them to marry within the Christian church was what Valentine was about. And he secretly married them because of the edict."

Valentine was eventually caught, imprisoned and tortured for performing marriage ceremonies against command of Emperor Claudius the second. There are legends surrounding Valentine's actions while in prison.

"One of the men who was to judge him in line with the Roman law at the time was a man called Asterius, who's daughter was blind. He was supposed to have prayed with and healed the young girl with such astonishing effect that Asterius himself became Christian as a result."

In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Inpatient stays more miserable than the disease

I came across this yesterday and it struck a chord, Having spent 3 weeks in a North London mental hospital myself and having witnessed the intimidation of the patients by the staff, which is why incidentally that the elderly are getting violent with them see here because the elderly come from a different age and will stand up to bullies a lot better than some of the younger generation.

I saw how everyone in my ward was labelled as being "schizophrenic" as a general term of abuse and I thought, hold on a minute arent these the people who are meant to be looking after us? The nurses were belligerent, anxiety provoking and ready to fight with you in order to make it seem that you were violent so that they could use even more drugs to knock you out at night.

All the ward was fast asleep at 3am including the nurses of which there were only three at a time and all of them took their break between 3 and 3.15 am

Why didn't I sleep well?, they'd taken me off my regular pills because they were being stupid and I was not going to take drugs which I knew were bad for me and for my physical health I could have died and no one would have bothered. So after telling my elderly parents that if you dont get me out of here Im just going to escape one night ,having shown them that I had broken the window restraints( not a difficult job) and shown them the sheet rope they got me out of there.

Others were not so lucky, we had one guy who'd been there more than 18 months who had reacted badly to his daughter being murdered and who had lashed out and had been treated for over 18 months with really no real improvement but kept taking the pills because that way he would get a flat provided for him and the psychiatrist would let him out.

So sad and so unnecessary. Another person had leave to go back to his flat and get some clothes and over the three weeks he tried and tried and did the nurses bother Did they hell, they treated him like a child and bullied him

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dedication to anyone touched by Mental Illness

Its also for anyone fighting their battles.

Latest Stalinist Intervention by the Government

The department of culture media and sport is trying to cut off internet access to those who illegally download music and other files off the internet. Link here

Honestly is the government stupid or what?

Monday, February 11, 2008

They tried to make me go to rehab I said No no no!

Amy Winehouse swept the board at the Grammys last night, she got five Grammys and is the first British singer since Sade in 1986 to do this.

Also Barack Obama got a Grammy too for best spoken word album. We have yet to see if he becomes the nominee, though Hillary has said that what every happens make sure its a democrat taking the oath to be the 44th President of the United States.

Jonathan Cainer thinks that she will be the President and therefore Bill will be the First Husband.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

London's Burning

Camden market went up in flames last night. Pity it wasn't my old employers buildings which arent that far away.

Best of all Camden is now a no go area... Its going to cause havoc.

My father called me to see the pictures on the TV last night.

I was not really that upset even though Ive been to the market a couple of times

Perhaps it was the fire pig saying goodbye spectacularly to his year.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Suicide rating for drugs

Who came up with this shit? Link here

It is the responsibility of every doctor who prescribes these drugs to make sure that their patients aren't getting depressed and for them to have regular check ups. Anything less is not good practice. Anyone with acne has low self esteem anyway or they wouldnt come and ask for Roaccutane. Acne scars people and it is disfiguring.

The profession has known about Roaccutane and its side effects for over a decade or more.

Why is no one looking after people properly? or is it the case that this is another little spin cycle to make sure that the populace at large dont realise that the NHS is quite frankly down the tubes.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fishy goings on at Westminster

Link in the title

The Times continues the investigation in to what the MPs can spend on themselves

They can get an Ipod out of your tax money and thats just disgusting.

Year of the Rat

They are selling rat meat in Thailand as a delicacy. Better than Chicken

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New rules for non EU doctors

Can no longer get a training post. Well the government is now deliberately trying to shoot itself in the foot.

No one is going to come here to fill the gaps in the jobs that the white british boys dont want to do,as it is half of them are leaving for Australia or management consultant posts.

The government is squeezing the health of our nation for its own selfish and controlling ideas. If the BMA had any teeth it would have been on the news denouncing this but Ive heard absolutely nothing.

Beeching rail cut reversed 46 years later

The train to Ebbw vale left from Cardiff this morning for the first time in 46 years

So that means the last one was in 1962

Beeching was an MP much like today's MPs with his snout in a trough, he was associated with the road building industry who were desperate to build roads for the government to get the juicy contracts.

The public transport system that Beeching destroyed has led to a wholly crap dependence on the car but of course they didnt bother about global warming back then.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Ive got to quote this...>
The court transcript from the case of PAL vs GMC, May 2004 before Judge Charles Harris is of interest

JUDGE HARRIS: For myself I don't really see why somebody complaining about the behaviour of doctors or the GMC, if that is what they are doing, why that should raise a question about their mental stability, unless anybody who wishes to criticise "the party" is automatically showing themselves to be mentally unstable because they don't agree with the point of view put forward on behalf of the GMC or the party.

MISS COLLIER: That in itself certainly would not be enough.

JUDGE HARRIS: It is like a totalitarian regime: anybody who criticises it is said to be prima facie mentally ill - what used to happen in Russia.

MISS COLLIER: My Lord, that is very far from the circumstances of this case.

JUDGE HARRIS: Of course it is ...

Predictive Texting

This was meant for here Its also on the other blog I author

Would it inform your practice of texting?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Stop and search active from today

From today the police can stop you search you give no reason and fill out no paperwork if they feel you might be a knife carrying thug, look funny, or are just a little bit different.

Fascism has come here now

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Stat Porn

Ive passed the 4000 mark at 5 am this morning with a visit from Germany

I am relieved I never thought it would happen so thank you all those people who read my blog

On another front the weather is casuing mayhem and general problems

You will note that highwinds do not usually cause railfreight problems except by putting trees on the line

Perhaps this is the clearest message from God about global warming that rail freight is the way forward and that old railways should be brought back to use

Anyway its the first of the month so have a very good long leap year February

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Police to have stop and search powers increased

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is planning to give police the power to stop and search people without giving a reason, sources have told the BBC.

Another fencepost, I would caution you if you have the money and the wherewithal to leave for Norway, Argentina, Brazil, or one of the old Dominion Countries where the Queen is the Monarch still

Switzerland if you really have the money and if you must stay within the eurozone for personal or professional reasons then choose Austria, Portugal, Finland or Sweden if you can take the taxation rate there.

If you are going more northerly than the UK ie Scandinavia then purchase the best lightbox and start taking your Omega 3 fish oil see my post Alpha and Omega

Fascism is being brought in, the last time people could be stopped and searched for absolutely no reason was in the Second world war mostly in Nazi Germany and the occupied areas of France, the Benelux countries Norway and Poland

Believe me this is the beginning of the end

By 2012 you will find it impossible to breath without the government sticking their nose in to your affairs if you continue to disabuse your vote and apathetically stay at home because you feel that you make no difference.

Make no mistake, the one day the people actually have the power is Polling day and it scares those politicians whose constituency have not been listened to because it may be the end of their free gravy train at Westminster though these days they get such fabulous severance benefits any time at Westminster is good for those pigs who like to take the more equal share of the trough I speak of course of those MPs such as Derek Conway we all know who he is and what the Sidcup MP has done.

Roger you have another fencepost to put up in your series. I hate to be the bearer of bad news

On another front all the local GPs in South Yorkshire were summoned to the PCT headquarters this afternoon and would have been given reprimands if they had not attended to hear that the government is varying their contract unilaterally and illegally to force them to work more hours for no more pay

Sounds pretty fascist to me Dont say I didnt warn you.

Happy Blogiversary

It is exactly one year since I started blogging. It also happens to be the 60th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

As I look back over the year it has been a strange year but one in which I have made new friends in the blogosphere, and generally improved my chances of having a life outside of Medicine with the blog, Facebook and most recently Second Life.

There is no substitute for meeting real people but with the advent of Skype I can talk to my far flung friends in Australia for nothing and spend as much time talking as I like.

I have also made a dear friend of a blogger in Belgium and she knows who she is

All in all alls well that ends well but theres still some way to go yet.

Life throws up new challenges and crises and we have to deal with them and it is ok to make a retreat and then come back and deal with things later.

I have had the gift of time and no pressure to go back to work which has been a tremendous help and I thank all the people over the last year who have made my journey a better one.

As for the blogging I shall be back to daily posts from tomorrow

It has been good to have your readership and long may it continue


Monday, January 28, 2008

Nomination for the Worst Blog namely that of Ara Darzi

Ara Darzi has a blog where he writes about his work as the under secretary for health.

I wonder where he gets the time to do so because the blog is basically his meetings agenda and what he is going to espouse at those meetings.

All comments are sanitized by some DoH! person which I hasten to add is not done out of hours.

A legal disclaimer is also put up plus wording to the effect that the blog comments will be deleted if they dont fit what the NHS and the DOH want you to know or slag off the blog in anyway

I personally doubt that Lord Darzi actually writes a single jot of this website. After all we all know what the collective noun for professor is and that is absence ie an Absence of Professors much like a parliament of owls...

I would be willing to wager that the Lord has a petty vassal who writes the stuff shoves it in front of Ara gets the go ahead and then posts it up on his behalf

How can I say this? I am a psychiatrist with over ten years of training under my belt and I am authorised to do part 2 and part 3 work for both the courts and the police in the preparation of court reports and the suchlike by the secretary of state for health through his nominated deputies.

It also varies from I to the royal We in the text. Someone is writing it on his behalf I cannot think that he could actually author it himself unless I had eye witness accounts that he had actually written proof read and posted it up to the internet himself.

For one thing he could not possibly write so much and keep all his clinical commitments and his governmental commitments unless he works 23 hours a day.

Having worked with a Professor of Surgery namely Cuschieri I would say that that was a fallacy, they are usually involved heavily with research and have no time as they are here there and everywhere, everyone wants a piece of them and writing the amount of text that he does requires a certain amount of time.

So I would exhort you to vote that his blog be the worst of all time and I have been exhorted to write about this on my blog by another blogger which is kind of nice as it means that I get a little boost as to what to write about having fallen off the wagon earlier in the month so thank you GM

Lord Darzi's blog here

Voting here

Friday, January 25, 2008


It has been several days since my last confession... well that's what it feels like. Blame the catholic guilt complex and the protestant work ethic on my preparatory school, the same one that Jeremy Clarkson went to, until he left for Repton.

I havent been able to post, firstly due to a faulty BT and internet connection pair at the exchange but by the time that was fixed I was out of the habit ( geddit?) (Nun and habit)

I saw the SOCPA youtube offering by Tim Ireland so posted that quickly up but apart from that haven't really been able to get the writing juices flowing except for musing prose such as this
" The moon was setting over the futuristic glass and concrete office buildings on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead, it was a scene reminiscent of many a sci fi drama on tv, most notably Blake's Seven. Over on the motorway the heavy machinery laboriously groaned into life constructing the new junction 8 of the new four lane M1."

Those were my thoughts as I rushed to an appointment in the North on Tuesday morning an appointment which got cancelled and postponed.

I blame it on the full moon personally.

Politics and witty comment will return soon I hope but my life is throwing more and more grist for me to mill so it may be infrequent.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Comment Moderation

I have had to turn this back on while the troll Frank Lunt continues his abuse

I am not happy and your details and your employer have been circulated to the police

I wouldn't bother deleting your blog either as I've already copied it mate.

Do anything more and you will be arrested and you will be charged and convicted.

Your IP address has been noted and will be given to the police.

Blogging will return soon. Bear with me as my internet connection grinds slowly back to life

Monday, January 7, 2008


I have been subjected to bullying both at school and at the workplace. Now that I have blog friends and one of them has suffered at the hands of a bully too. That bully is now leaving comments here as a troll named Bullshit spotter. He is the workplace bully of my friend who has a blog link to my blog on his page. This guy is so stupid as to log in from his work computer and now I have the information I shall be informing the police.

So you are anonymous no longer. You use Tiscali at home.

Edit: You are Frank Lunt from the Wirral

Sunday, January 6, 2008

More Trainees in Australia Soon

MTAS, and now Sian Lloyd in yesterday's Sunday Times pontificating about how competition is good for the NHS.

What utter bollocks 9000 jobs and 23000 people competing for them? I can guess that at least half will emigrate, causing a fabulous waste of money again.

I haven't heard that line since Virginia Bottomley was in power. You remember her don't you She was the one who brought in the purchaser provider split. What a farce that was.

New Zealand however took it to heart and made primary care private such that people there have to pay $40 NZ to see their GP.

Unsurprising then that common conditions are not being diagnosed early as people don't go to their GP because it costs and poor people even less so when welfare there is only 130$ a week.

Not something they tell the emigrés from here. Something they find out when they go and register.

Facebook and Henry North London

I have now caught up with the younger generation and developed an application on Facebook so that you can read my blog there and be informed when it updates by adding it to your profile

Here is the link to the Henry North London Blog application

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Times has no knowledge of Red flowers

In today's Saturday Times there is a piece about Luc O'Donnell arriving at his father's funeral with a red rose. Well forgive me for saying this but it looks awfully like a carnation to me.

Have the journalists no eyesight or did the editor not see this one?

Edit: January 6th I seem to have upset a few people over on the Times site
Someone got there before me but I'll say my piece anyway - what a moronic contribution Henry makes. Whether he's joking on simply an flora-obsessive I don't know why he bothered making such a ridiculously trivial comment. With that out the way, I think it's an awful, awful story and feel huge sadness and empathy for his family. It was great that so many people turned out to celebrate his life.

Sophie, Manchester,

Moronic comment from Henry in the corner... I really don't know why he found it necessary to say anything. Either he was joking or he's a flora-fanatic. Or an idiot. Regardless of his ridiculous trivialising, I find the story terribly sad and feel huge empathy for O'Donnell's family.

Sophie, Manchester,

Henry North of London - 4 young children have tragically lost a loving father - what does it matter if the name of the flower is incorrect?

Angela, Merseyside,

Sure enough the story is sad and tragic I dont deny it but to have such a resounding mistake on a broadsheet paper is well; bad journalism

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Henry is having a break from blogging until later in the month

You can blame it on the snow.

Edit:The snow didn't last long enough

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Kenya is in election meltdown,Cyprus and Malta have adopted the Euro and the NHS is starting to roll out the electronic record for everyone.One cannot help but be struck dumb at the pace of change.