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AT SEA

Wed 4 September 2019

When first asked to keep watch at sea, I wondered what it was that I would watch. There was nothing but sea, nothing to see except sea. After a day or two of four hourly watches round the clock, I realised that there is just as much to see at sea as on land. It doesn’t all look the same, I just haven’t got my visual parameters yet, a bit like when I visited a bird sanctuary and the guy said he knew the swans individually. At a glance they all look identical, but slowly one learns to see the differences in the markings. So with the sea.

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DRAG CLEANS

Wed 4 September 2019

I was waiting at the station the other day for a friend. Her train was delayed and I was bored enough to watch the rolling adverts on the screen by the exit gates. If you haven’t seen the Method ad campaign, give yourself a treat: sit down and enjoy this colourful, ground breaking Drag Cleans campaign, in partnership with the LGBT Foundation.

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IN GOOD HANDS

Wed 4 September 2019

On occasion a patient is referred when they are already in hospital. If you've ever been in hospital, you'll know that you feel a little more vulnerable than when up and about. You're not feeling your best and there is always a slight anxiety about the journey back to full health. At these moments, a kind and caring consultant can make all the difference. Here one such patient writes about how she got on:

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LIFE AT SEA

Wed 4 September 2019

With the Clipper Race underway, I caught up with a sailor friend to find out what life at sea is really like. Here is that account.

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