Return of the Phantom Menace…

Wrist-Splints

It’s over seventeen years since my fingers were amputated due to frostbite.  Life has changed, but I manage well with what I have left and continue to lead a normal(ish) life.  For years, all has seemed sorted, until recently…

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Are you a victim or a victor..?

Hospital-Bed

It might be a strange question to ask, but sometimes I think that I’m getting old and grumpy enough to ask it.  However, before we go too far, lets have some definitions from the wonderful Oxford English Dictionary

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A Royal night to remember…

I still feel a bit shell-shocked from last nights reception as I write this blog, but I’ll do my best…

I often come home from an expedition and find the doormat covered in post.  Many of the letters are full of sales pamphlets, offers and bills, but one postmarked Buckingham Palace caught my eye.  I carefully opened the envelope to find a wonderful invitation to the Palace to commemerate Robert Falcon Scott’s fateful South Pole journey in 1911 – 1912.