More years ago than I care to remember I went to Cardiff to university. No-one in my family had been to university before and I had no idea what to expect. I had some messed up mental image that the Halls of Residence I’d been allocated through clearing would be like some perfect combination of … More Reverse road trip
This week there has been a lot of focus on a person’s right to live or right to die. This week the case of Tony Nicklinson and Martin went to the High Court; the two men both have locked-in syndrome and had sort permission for people to help them to end their own lives. You … More Protecting patient interests
About two and a half years ago my little sister gave birth to my gorgeous niece. It was about that time that I started blogging, partly because I hoped that I’d be able to record what happened in life and give her a sense when she’s older (if she wanted it) of how awesome her … More The power of short term goals
Sometimes I wonder whether there is something wrong with me. Given how much time I have spent in hospitals, and increasingly in our local Accident and Emergency Department, I’m not sure which bit of my brain still wants to feast on hospital documentaries, but I just can’t stop watching 24 Hours in A&E. I tend … More Dancing the cancer dance
A former Torbay magistrate once described a ‘man of the people’ by a court colleague has died aged 94. Bert Langmead, a retired manager with the Post Office, joined the bench in 1962 and served on it for 26 years. During his last nine years on the bench until he stood down in 1988, Mr Langmead … More Former magistrate was ‘man of people’
It was my Grandad’s funeral today. At 1pm sharp we walked into the Church where he sang as a boy. The 1pm sharp bit was quite lovely, Grandad was a man of orderliness, you could set your watch by the time him and my Gran sat down for dinner, at 1pm every day. Today it … More Goodness and mercy all my life, shall surely follow me
Albert William Langmead, JP Died Sunday 8 July 2012 at Torbay Hospital aged 94 years. Devoted husband for 71 years. A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A true Torquay gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.