Monthly Archives: April 2011

V is for Vision Aid Overseas

What is VAO? Vision Aid Overseas is a charity organisation which works for a world in which everyone has access to eyecare and spectacles.  Their mission is “to transform access to eyecare services for people in developing countries by establishing … Continue reading

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U is for Uphill struggle

I think that even the luckiest of us encounters times during our life which feel like a neverending uphill struggle.  Through treacle.  With ankle weights on.  Carrying a bull elephant. My uphill struggle was having tilted kneecaps (Interestingly, I automatically … Continue reading

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T is for Twitter

Until about 2 weeks ago, I was not only a blogging virgin, but a Twitter virgin also.  I had considered joining Twitter in the past, but having found facebook to be something of a time tardis, I was loathe to … Continue reading

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S is for Sky dive

In my N is for New Zealand post I detailed two of my fabulous experiences black water rafting and tandem parascending.  In one of my more devil-may-care moments, I signed up to a tandem skydive! When I signed up, I … Continue reading

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R is for Race for Life

What is it? A charity event for women to walk, jog or run 5 or 10km to raise funds on behalf of Cancer Reasearch UK Race for Life and Me I first signed up for the Race for Life in … Continue reading

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Q is for Quotes of the Week

I’m sure everyone who works in healthcare with the general public encounters some truly hilarious remarks made by their patients.  As an Optometrist, I seem to encounter far more than my fair share of daft, ironic, occasionally even downright stupid … Continue reading

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P is for Psychic

*Dims the lights dramatically and leans forward conspiratorially* I have a secret.  *Lowers voice impressively* I am psychic.  *Leans back and flips the lights up* Ok, I’m not actually psychic, but there have been a few times in my life … Continue reading

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