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Fine Needle Aspiration - describing the experience  #Thyroid #FineNeedleAspiration

Some weeks ago a needle was thrust through my neck in order to obtain a sample of my thyroid for a biopsy. This post describes that experience. My purpose for doing so is to provide insight to others who are about to experience the same. If you are such a person, then you have probably already read about the procedure, so I won’t cover the technical details, just the experience

Rhiannon's Dance Concert - with a cameo by me #EDTA

My life is a myriad of experiences, as I am sure that you are all aware. Last weekend was my daughter Rhiannon’s dance concert. Rhiannon learns at the Miss Patricia Yvonne Studio, part of the EDTA Association. So this post is a bit of a recount for anyone interested in the various aspects of my life (yawn) and also a bit about life in New South Wales, Australia. Our story

My #GoogleLocalGuide photos reach 3 million views on #GoogleMaps

As many of you may remember, when I was unemployed one of the things I did to keep myself sane when not applying for jobs was to become a Google Local Guide. This meant visiting local attractions and food spots and photographing/reviewing them. The results were then placed on Google Maps. There was no money doing this, but there was an opportunity to get more free online storage from Google.

Comments back on and other news

Hi folks, In case any of you wondered, I had comments turned off for a while because I found the site flooded with pornography-related comments. I’m now starting to deal with that, so I have turned the comments back on. I have just celebrated one year of working. Wow, that went quick. I’ve learnt a lot of C# programming and now that I have Visual Studio running again at home

End of October 2018 Life update :)

It is one of those things that life rarely goes as one has planned. I reckon that has been true since my last update. Weight My weight loss is progressing slowly but steadily, with me being just over 2 inches slimmer around the waste. One interesting side effect of eating healthily has been the impact upon my eyes. As you know I suffer from Keratoconus. Since my eye infections in

September 2018 catch-up

Hi folks, It’s been a while. The last six months have been an emotional journey, but I seem to be slowly arising from the troughs. I’m still enjoying my “new” job. It’s been nine months now since I started. My current employer is much better than my previous one and has provided me with everything I need to succeed in spite of my poor eyesight. So I now have four

A quick catch-up with my friends and followers

Hi all, I hope that you are all well. For me, the past several months have been emotional and full. In my last post, I mentioned that my mother-in-law was passing. She has now departed this life. It was as distressing as you would expect. Pam had very much been the centre of our extended family. Anyway, I won’t say much other than to say that she will be sorely

Sorry, won't be writing many articles on my blog for a month or so

Hi all, (this is a bit of a feeling-sorry-for-myself post) Some of you may have noticed my absence recently. Some of this has to do with work obligations and some with the rapid decline of a family member. As any regular readers will know I secured myself a job in November following two years of unemployment. I’m enjoying it thoroughly. The downside is that it takes me 95 minutes to

Last night I sang

Last night one of my local churches ran an Open Mic Night. For those not in the know, it means an evening where anyone can turn up and perform. Karaoke was available for non-musicians, or else we were expected to bring our own instruments. I chose the karaoke machine. The turn out was not large, but at least one professional musician/singer was there. He was a keyboard player/singer who performs

Farewell 2017, Welcome 2018

Firstly I would like to wish all my regular readers a Happy 2018. Your loyalty in visiting me has greatly brightened each day. This post is a bit of a retrospective finishing with a list of goals. In other words, expect me to be totally self-absorbed, so flee while you can. Okay, for those of you foolish enough to continue reading, here goes… The past two years were mostly awful