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About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I intend to blog about what interests me.

40? Not possible!


My daughter passed a milestone age last week, she turned 40 years old. I’ll avoid the cliches of ‘where did that time go’, because those sorts of comments are boring. I would like to discuss how the hell I could … Continue reading

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Like a bunch of kids…


I’m referring to the debacle of the ‘Leaders Debate’s on TV last night on BBC1. I switched off after the introductions and the the first ten minutes. They all talked at once, didn’t say anything of import, and generally acted … Continue reading

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The 6th May 2017


Saturday 6th May 2017 was a day of contrasts in two main ways: marriage and rugby. Many months ago we were invited to the wedding of good friends John and Sue Wells’ daughter, Hannah. The wedding was to take place … Continue reading

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Farnham’s Last stand.


I’m referring of course to Farnham Rugby Union Football Club (FRUFC) who currently occupy top spot in the London 3 South West league. Despite only getting back from Australia the night before l was determined to get to the last match … Continue reading

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This won’t be the last time.


So, our third trip to ‘down under’ is complete. Including our previous trips we have spent a total of 15 weeks in Australia. Now don’t jump to the conclusion that we might up sticks and move out to that lovely … Continue reading

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The Repair Cafe


For the last 18 months or so, I have been involved with a repair cafe. A Repair Cafe is a meeting place for people who have something that needs repairing, and people who could possibly repair them. The movement started … Continue reading

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And so it finishes…


The treatment that is, for now. The brachytherapy went well, it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and I didn’t have a general anaesthetic! I arrived at St Luke’s on Wednesday a bit early … Continue reading

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The Final Stages


It’s the day I go into hospital for the final stage of my prostrate cancer treatment. Today I’ll be having a brachtherapy procedure which is to insert uranium’seeds’ into my prostate, which will kill any remaining cancerous cells. This method … Continue reading

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BBC News: Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’


Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38304076 I’ll be asking about this.

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As so it starts…


Well I’m now officially a cancer patient. The aforementioned radiation therapy started last week and I’m now on course for finishing the first week of 6 sessions. There are still another 16 to go though, daily except for the odd … Continue reading

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