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  • Happy Groundhog Day! Today’s the day to disrupt the status quo… - Hello everyone, Hope you’re holding out okay. Today’s Groundhog Day! According to legend (AKA Bill Murray), winter will stretch out another six weeks if the groundhog sees his shadow, but spring will be just around the corner if he doesn’t. It’s about unscientific as predictions get, but despite writing sci-fi and dystopia fiction, I’m here for it. A bit of ritualistic frivolity is just the tonic to the ‘other’ kind of Groundhog Day we’re experiencing right now - repetitive monotony, thanks to the big C. Anyone else desperate to break the endless loop? Channel your inner Bill Murray and play around with your reality. From the big to the small, for our sanity’s sake, let’s switch it up. Read more...
  • Happy National Science Fiction Day! - Happy National Science Fiction Day! Yep. 2nd January is Science Fiction Day, a non-official holiday which celebrates everything science fiction, like… Natural events and disasters Scientific discoveries Societal evolution Technological innovations Um….sound familiar?! Nothing can be crazier than our reality right now, can it? CAN IT?!?!? Put it to the test and try some/re-read some classics like: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Foundation by Isaac Asimov Most of Margaret Atwood’s collection 😊 I’m not going to attempt to try and suggest this is a top-ten quotes, but for your geekery pleasure, here’s a few quotes from some stone-cold legends, and if you think I’ve missed any important ones – let me know!   “It is good Read more...
  • Avoid transvaginal ultrasounds and other fun things this Cervical Screening Awareness Week -  

    You may not be on the pulse of what’s moving and shaking in gynaecology circles, folks, so in case you’re unaware, it’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week starting from today (10 - 16 June 2019). Though it’s not my usual blog-fodder, I wanted to share my personal experience of how I overcame doctors wanting to burn cells off my cervix, to being given the all clear.

    I learned a lot in my experience, and my choices and routes might not be for everyone, but I hope the below serves as a reminder that...

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