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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 was also a volunteer at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Southampton. I intend to blog about what interests me.

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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Been a long time, been a lonely, lonely time…


No,  you’re not seeing things, I’m still here and although I haven’t written anything since August, I’ve been busy with, another holiday, family visits, hospital visits, weekends away etc. You know how it is with us Seenagers. Yes, that’s the … Continue reading

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Please donate, if you can


I’m raising funds for the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust, which concentrates donations  for prostrate cancer, via Just Giving. Please give a donation if you can. UK taxpayers can add their address to gain an extra 25% due to tax relief. … Continue reading

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Post Biopsy Diagnosis


The allotted day has arrived. My appointment with the prostate cancer specialist who performed the template biopsy on me arrived and I went to see him. After the preamble about the procedure, he then confirmed that I had cancerous cells … Continue reading

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