Tag Archives: Christmas

Not So Retiring

Mark Twain famously quipped that the report of his death had been an exaggeration. I find myself thinking the same about some spurious rumours of my retirement. I have had a number of people wish me well, for which I’ve thanked them and then said that the reports of my retirement are an exaggeration. The… Read More »

Christmas Quiz

Its Christmas and this year I feel particularly slow in recognising the fact. I usually like to prepare something for the newsletter. But just 2 weeks ago I was basking in tropical sun and I still haven’t got used to the idea that its almost winter. It seems no time at all since I was taking… Read More »

Christmas Crackers

I was weaned on the Readers Digest and used to avidly read two sections—the word puzzle page and ‘Laughter is the best medicine.’ Throughout my career I have reflected on the wisdom of this statement. People who laugh more are happier, less stressed and live longer!!

Backpain Panto!

Cast of Characters Cinders – our long suffering heroine Sciatica – the wicked step mother Inebria & Nicotina – Cinder’s sister Doctors Panacea & Placebo – locum doctors at Denmark Road Sister Toogood Toobetrue – District nurse Ivor Flash Blade – Visiting orthopaedic surgeon Cat Scan – Chief Radiologist

Christmas Puzzler

I’ve told you many times that my brain is wired differently. For example I have an annoying habit of manipulating things subconsciously and joining imaginary lines. For example, no matter how hard I try to avoid drawing imaginary diagonal lines across the ceiling of a room in an attempt to make a perfect square, I… Read More »

Answers to Christmas Puzzler

I suspect that many people who looked at the quiz were more puzzled about how my brain works rather than the puzzles themselves! But I guess we’re all excited by different things and that it the spice of life. The great thing about mathematics is that it underpins all of life. If God is ever… Read More »

Healthy Days

With a fear of offending the traditionalists I’ve produced my own version of the 12 days of Christmas. Due to shortage of space I’ve only produced the last verse. On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my Doctor sent to me … Twelve runners running Eleven dieters dieting Ten smokers quitting Nine ladies dancing Eight cyclist… Read More »