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I have to start with an apology: the Apple I refer to in the title is nothing to do with the Big Apple, I just can’t seem to change the background image! No, the name arose because I was ranting at my sister at the irony of the old maxim, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This then led on beautifully to providing a loose structure to hold my thoughts together. And so, not in alphabetical order, I would like to share my musings…

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R is for Radiotherapy

The NHS is truly weird and wonderful. I often came away from consultations genuinely moved. Yes, they were going to, in their words, “throw everything – including the kitchen sink” at me, but how uncompromising, professional and determined they were while throwing it! How amazing that these complete strangers were so committed to keeping me, … Continue reading R is for Radiotherapy

S is for Shakespeare

It was my birthday last week – which I only mention because it fell on the same day as the cataclysmic events that unfolded in the United States. Somehow my little domestic celebrations felt a tad out of place! On the eve of this pivotal day in history, Jamie and I headed up to Stratford … Continue reading S is for Shakespeare

P is for Perspective

I see that tonight on BBC1 at 8.30, is the film Damilola, Our Loved Boy. Playwright Levi David Addai has written this TV drama to show the truth behind the sensational headlines that shocked the nation 16 years ago; the bright, 10 year old boy coming home from computer club who was stabbed and died … Continue reading P is for Perspective

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