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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Escaping from the NHS

Every year and a half I have to make an appointment to have my repeat prescription renewed.

Now the nurses you see are very nice but I hate going in. Does anyone ?

I had almost forgotten I had a 7:30 appointment this morning but at 7:30 I was there.

Nurse - come in Peter. Please close the door.

Pete - thinks, why? I just want a prescription.

Nurse - whilst the prescription is printing we'll check if anything is outstanding

Pete - thinks, yes my prescription

Nurse - blood test? yeah done. Ah you've not had your blood pressure done.

Pete - thinks, bugger

Nurse - a little high

Pete - thinks, oh bugger

Nurse - we'll do it again. Some people suffer with white coat syndrome.

Pete - tablets? lose weight? (hell I'm my father's son for goodness sake.)

Nurse - 135/88 that's fine. Here's your prescription, have a nice day.

Well that's good I suppose. 18 months of freedom

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Quieter day

I've had a lazy day about the house today.

I did go out for a few hours to Rye Meads. It was very quiet the highlight being a Ruff and this handsome chap....


Water Buffalo replacement?






Sunday, August 28, 2011

In Norfolk

Trish and I met up and headed very early to Norfolk.

The sunrise from my drive.


Disappointingly Walker's snack bar was closed :(

We avoided the hotspots and went to Morston Quay with the idea of walking to Blakeney. We saw Little Egret's, a Black Tailed Godwit, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Skylark along the way





At Blakeney we had a well earned cup of tea.











Back at Morston we had a fresh Crab Sandwich, very nice.


The view whilst eating.


Greenshank.


In flight.





Then on Sculthopre Moor.

Which threw up a Marsh Harrier as well as....









Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dad and I out and about.

I was out today with Dad.

First to Saffron Walden, a lovely small Essex market town.



We then drove to Clare just over the border in Suffolk.













Then we went back across the border to Essex and to Finchingfield.


















Dad "not sleeping"