Sunday, 27 February 2011

So. What do you know about the treatment of CLL?

Well.If you are like me and currently still on "watch and wait" you probably haven't considered the labyrinth of treatment options that currently exist. But follow the link and take a look at this questionnaire which appears to be aimed more at the medical profession, but may be of interest if you want to get to "Know your enemy"!


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Bernie Ecclestone hopes protest will "blow away" before decision on staging Bahrain grand prix


Nice to see that good old Bernie Ecclestone is SO concerned that the loss of life during the protests in Bahrain that he hopes it will all "blow away" so that his multi million pound grand Prix can go ahead.

The arrogance of the man !

Click to see the story HERE.


Bahrain,Libya,Yemen,Algeria,Morocco and Egypt Protests. What is happening?


Every day we hear more news about yet more protests within the Arab world. If you are involved in any of these protests would you like to let the world know what is happening, what you have witnessed and what the REAL stories are ?

Far too many times we hear that social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook have been blocked to prevent news being "leaked" out to the world. So why don't you leave your stories on my website and I will post them for you :-).

Click to HERE to see TWITTER Feeds from around the Middle East.

الاحتجاجات العربية

كل يوم نسمع المزيد من الأخبار حول الاحتجاجات بعد أكثر في العالم العربي. وإذا كنت طرفا في أي من هذه الاحتجاجاتتريد أن تجعل العالم يعرف ما يحدث، ما كنت قد شهدت وما هي القصص الحقيقية؟

مرات عديدة ونحن نسمع أن تم حجب مواقع الشبكة الاجتماعية مثل تويتر وفيسبوك لمنع الانباء بأنها "تسريب" إلى العالم.فلماذا لا تترك قصصك على موقع الويب الخاص بي وأنا لن بنشرها لك :-).

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Scandal of the Scottish millionaire in 'legal aid' divorce.


This sort of story leaves me unable to post a comment in any form that would not include numerous X rated expletives ! So to that end I will simply post the main story with a link to the website containing the full scandalous details.

"Politicians have criticised a decision to grant legal aid to a millionaire and his ex-wife during a divorce battle.

Former mobile phone tycoon, Jim Morrison, 47, was pursued for £10m by former wife Diane after their 21-year marriage collapsed.

She has been awarded £1.6m at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Court papers revealed both sides were funded by legal aid. Scotland's four main parties have questioned why they qualified for taxpayer-funded help.

Mr Morrison once figured in a list of the richest people in Scotland and was estimated to have made £10m before his firm crashed in 2009."

To read the full report get yourself a sick bag click HERE and be prepared to get VERY angry!

Last night the Scottish Legal Aid Board refused to comment on the case due to "confidentiality" reasons. More likely due to too many questions possibly being asked as to which one of Jim Morrison's old mates in the SLAB actually sanctioned the cash!


Moy Park syndicate win £3 Million Lottery Jackpot.


I read in the local paper the other day that a syndicate from the Moy Park Poultry Factory in Anwick (pronounced Anick!) had won £3 million quid on the national lottery.

In a slightly sad twist to the tale it appears that several of the members had only recently pulled out from the group, shortly before their big win. It is also reported that one of the remaining members then "bought up" their stakes in the syndicate, meaning that they will get the lions share of the cash...nice.

Now, as I have never won more than 10 quid on the lottery since the first draw way back when (many years ago!) I can't imagine what it must be like to win such a huge sum of cash, but If (by any miracle) one of the members of the syndicate reads this post can I just suggest one thing.

Give the people who left the group something. Please!

Why? Well Just for one moment think how you would feel if the shoe where on the other foot. I would guess you would be pretty gutted. Now, think of how you would feel in that situation, if one of the winners (or perhaps a small donation by all?) where to bung you a few grand to cheer you up!. Get the idea?

Giving is ALWAYS better than receiving, and the respect you would get for such a generous act would be worth more that al the money in the world :-)

Oh, and if you have a few quid left over I know a bloke in Sleaford with a Scirocco that needs some overdue repairs and is a bit brassed at the mo!...just a thought :-)


Monday, 14 February 2011

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research 50th Anniversary Video


I eventually got around to uploading this video today....only about 6 months since I first saw it!.

I think it is sums up pretty well the effects that Blood Cancers can have on individuals and families, and also the amazing work of the LLR Charity.

Oh yes.Happy Valentines Day Teresa, love you loads :-).

Spread the word, save a life.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Amazing "Skin Gun" will help thousands of burns victims.


I found this video on YouTube today. The device called the Skin Gun will revolutionize the way in which victims of burns injuries are treated in the future.

Yet again this proves just what amazing results can be achieved by using Stem Cells to treat injuries or illnesses.

Wonderland Car Show 28th and 29th May 2011. We will be there!


Myself and Scarlett will be heading off to Southwell Racecourse over the late May Bank Holiday (28th - 29th) after we received an invite to attend the show for free from the organisers.

Camping is available and so, if time and the weather permits, I will be attending the show on both of the days to promote the work of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

I have a few idea's to enhance the trailer at the mo, but as per usual that all depends upon the time I have to make things happen, and of course the financial implications of the intended mods. I will not be changing the graphics this year as it seems pointless to spend time re inventing the wheel especially since the current design is still looking so good!

Sounds like a great event and will give the Capri Boys a chance to see what a REAL sports Coupe looks like! (I wrote this to see if anyone actually reads the blog!. I am sure that if they do I will have a few Capri Owners commenting upon my...well, comment!) :-)

To get more details about the show click HERE.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sam’s desperate cry for help with stem cell transplant


A FORMER Shavington High School pupil in need of a stem cell transplant has issued a desperate cry for help.Sam Nelson, a 23-year-old Sandbach farm worker, currently has blood and platelet transfusions every week to keep him alive.

His best long-term hope is a bone marrow transplant – and he’s asking the people of South Cheshire to turn up at Willaston on Sunday to help find a matching donor.

“I try to keep my chin up as much as I can and I’m not too bad at the moment, although I’m a little bit short of blood,” said Sam, who moved from Hough to Sandbach two years ago.

“I’m having blood transfusions and platelets two or three times a week but I desperately need a transplant.”

Sam, who attended Wybunbury Delves Primary School, was diagnosed with the blood disorder aplastic anaemia and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in December 2009

Can you save Sam? Click HERE to read more about his appeal.


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Caught Speeding in the ROI? Paying the fine is no joke!


A friend of mine was caught speeding in the Republic of Ireland whilst hurrying to get back to the ferry last year.After being pulled over by the local traffic cops he accepted that he was doing a little over 10 mph above the limit (71 in a 60 zone), and took the news of a fine on the chin and without any argument.

A few months later he received a fine in the post for 80 Euros and so, in accordance with the instructions he filled in the details of his VISA card and sent the paperwork back to be processed.

He was rather surprised then when a few weeks later he had his payment rejected and was told that he was not able to use his VISA debit card, it had to be a VISA Credit card!. He did not have a credit card so he decided to pay via another method, so he sent a cheque.

He sent his cheque to the authorities and expected this to be the end of the matter. A week or 2 later he had his cheque returned stating that as it was set out for GBP and not Euros , this too was not an acceptable method of payment. Just to rub salt into the wounds they also told him that as he had not paid within a specified time period the fine would now rise to 120 Euros!.

He called the office of the people who collect the fines and (in a rather abrupt manner!) was told that he must pay the full 120 euro fine within another specified time or they would issue a court summons!.

He asked if his brother (who lives in the ROI) could pay the fine for him, but yet again was told that this was not possible as all of the documentation had to be handed in with the cash.

He then approached his bank to arrange a bankers draft, but this would take almost 7 days and so the bank manager suggested that perhaps a relative with a credit card may be able to pay the fine and to which ends the bank would FAX the details to the Irish office on his behalf.

He went down to the bank in the morning having been authorised to use his sons credit card and the bank manager then attempted to FAX the details over to the Irish office 4 times!. After the fourth time he was told that he must be sending it to the wrong number, but upon reading the number over the phone it was confirmed that this was not the case!.

This poor chap is not Ronnie bloody Biggs, he is a hard working (retired) chap who happened to get caught whilst rushing to catch a ferry. He has now spent almost 2 months fretting over this issue and, if all costs such as telephone calls, parking charges and bank charges are taken into account, he has now ended up paying (assuming nothing else gets cocked up!) about 140 euros for this 80 euro fine due to a level of incompetence within the Irish fines processing departments that beggars belief!.

I wonder if the Irish are trying to pay off their national debt by using this "we delay and make you pay" tactic ?

I have advised him to seek legal advise as to the legality of enforcing an overcharge due to a poorly designed system and also to ask his MP to raise the point of payment obstruction in the house of commons ,after all he did not argue the validity of the fine, but seems to have more been penalized for not being in the correct "Euro Zone" when he tried to pay it!.

Currency discrimination perhaps?


Speed Camera Information. Check if you have been caught!


You know how it is. You drop your guard for a second, get distracted by squabbling children in the back or simply give it a little too much on the "Pound Pedal" (used to be loud pedal but due to the cost of fuel these days it has now been changed!). Suddenly you sense a flash and all too late you see the speed camera in your rear view mirror :-(.

Question is, was it a "live" camera or was it one of the many broken ones that now stand idle alongside many of Britain's roads?

Here then is the answer to your question. A site that will advise you immediately if you have been "snapped", or if you are one of the lucky ones that got away!.

Click on this link then fill in your registration details to find out if you are on the data base.


Monday, 7 February 2011

Stephen Martinson donates Photographs to Leukaemia Charities.


An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Stephen, who lost his brave battle with Leukaemia, is taking place at The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton-Upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire from Saturday 22nd January to March 6th 2011. All profits from the sale of work will be shared between Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Charity.

To see more details about this exhibition click on the link below.