place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
Although a lot took place over the Easter weekend, I
was only able to attend one event for a short while due
to my state of health, which has been very poor this week.
I went to see 'The Deadbeats' perform at the Sausage and
Cider Festival which took place at The Hostelrie in Goodrich.
My doctor, Paul Downey, plays bass for 'The Deadbeats'
and it was nice to chat to him about music and the band,
rather than the more frequent cancer conversations we have.
I very much enjoyed what I saw of the event and am only
sorry that I did not feel well enough to stay longer. Tina
has included some photos of the event on the news page.
Day on May Hill
As I mentioned previously, there is no way that I will be
able to make this year's May Day Sunrise Festival, however,
weather permitting, my daughter, Sarah and her mum, Bernice
have said that they will go, take my camera and film the
event for me. If they are successful, I will edit together
some scenes for next week.
makes time lapse from the Webcams Possible
During times when the river rises, snow falls etcetera,
I thought it might be good to make an archive of time lapse
scenes shot from the webcams at Wilton and Symonds Yat East.
Obviously sitting at the computer and taking a screen shot
every minute for long periods would not be possible and
so I asked my son, Matthew if he could help by designing
some software to do this automatically. To my amazement,
he came to see me the following day having designed the
perfect computer program for the job from scratch, which
I tested on Thursday and Friday. The short film below shows
Thursday morning and most of Good Friday in time lapse.
Thanks for your help, Matt!
Again, health wise, I have not been at my best ever this
past week. If I have no other muscles left, the stomach
muscle which throws up vomit must be on a par with Mr. Universe.
My sick pack. 'No pain, no gain' they say in gymnasiums
and other much avoided (by me) places. I am still hoping
to get out and cover some of the Royal wedding events though,
at least briefly.
hope you all enjoy the Nation's celebrations.
I will make this a very short blog this week. I now
have some steroids, which are helping me to put a little
weight back on and stop me being quite so sick. They have
been very helpful, in combination with other anti-sickness
drugs, and I have felt mostly well this week. However Sod's
Law has made today a bad day for me and I don't feel up
to writing, having been sick twice. Hopefully things will
improve for the coming holiday weeks when there will be
much to cover by way of local events.
have enjoyed the early mornings this week, getting out into
the garden at 6.00am every day and filming the water buttercups
opening up to the sun on my natural garden pond. It is very
peaceful being out at that time of the morning and I will
include some of the sequence in my next film.
Regular viewers of the webcams may notice that I have rearranged
the layout of the webcam page, locating the live pictures
closer to the top of the page. This is for the benefit of
those watching on 'netbook' and other mobile computers with
small screens and is so that the picture stays in view on
such devices when the webcam picture updates. I hope the
change is found useful. It works here.
Live and Learn
With Easter and the Royal Wedding coming up, lots of events
will be taking place over the next week and I am hoping
to feel well enough to get to some of them. Hope to see
you there. I met Kate Middleton at the White Lion last year
(may have been the year before) but did not know who she
was. I went to collect Tina from work and wanted to get
home to bed, so I asked this 'young lady' to hurry her drink
so we could get home. 'You do know that was Kate Middleton,
don't you?' I was asked. At the time, I did not even know
who Kate Middleton was but this was explained and I ended
up having quite a laugh with Kate and her drinking party,
who were in the area for a friend's wedding. You live and
13th April 2011 - Six weeks to enjoy the sun
weeks to 'enjoy the sun'
I am afraid that my latest scan, like the first proved
inconclusive due to excess fluid in my abdomen. The first
scan in December, after which I was operated on and the
cancer discovered, was actually better than the latest as
the fluid has built up more since December. I am still remaining
positive though, despite being constantly sick after eating
and losing so much weight. I am hoping that some steroid
type drugs might sort this out over the coming weeks. Following
a sudden, unexpected 'baarff' on Sunday evening - unexpected
as I had not eaten since lunchtime - at the moment I feel
much better as this has relieved much of the fluid. For
how long, I don't know but it has given me more confidence
and more of an appetite today.
a result of my visit to the oncologist, I have been given
six weeks off from the chemotherapy, 'to enjoy the sun'.
After this period, I will be given two more cycles before
a third scan. At first that phrase, 'to enjoy the sun' worried
me; almost as if it were a last chance, but as I gradually
begin to feel better my confidence that I am a survivor
is beginning to grow again. Whilst I have my appetite back,
I shall build up my fresh cream cake intake, to try and
put some weight back on. Life is not that bad.
This week's film is again a bit of a mixture and covers
several events. The opening scenes show the odd 'waves on
the River Wye' phenomenon, which I filmed by hand having
taken the scenic route back from my scan. The wind was howling
up the valley, causing the river to apparently flow upstream.
The wild daffodils which follow were filmed, again by hand
in Dymock Woods. The wild flowers were again spectacular
this year. These scenes are followed by a time lapse 'Nightfall
at Yat Rock' sequence. I visited the Rock on Friday evening
with my friend Mike Arnison and filmed the shadows moving
over the valley and the sunset followed by the stars rising.
The seconds long sequence was filmed over a period of five
sea and sunset scenes were shot using a mixture of hand
held video and time lapse photography during the break Tina
and I took last week. The opening scene is of Burnham-on-Sea
and Tina and I watching the sunset was shot using both mounted
camera time lapse photography and video on Berrow Beach.
This is my personal favourite sequence.
film finishes with some still photos, taken of the blossom
in my garden, in Hereford, at the Herefordshire Neolithic
long berrow, 'Arthur's Stone', Hay-on-Wye and Hay Bluff.
I visited Hay Bluff on Sunday with Bernice and my daughter,
Sarah, who saw Hay Bluff close-up for the first time. She
was almost dumbstruck on seeing the mountain. 'How did you
climb that?' She asked, remembering the film
I shot from the top two years ago. With Hay Bluff's
grassy sides, the film belies the true height of the ridge
and how steep it is. Seeing it live is something else entirely.
In those days though I was relatively fit. It was hard work
with the camera gear but I got there.
saddens me somewhat because I have gone from being relatively
fit to almost totally disabled, needing help even just to
get dressed within four months. There is no way on Earth
I could do it again now and this makes me think ahead a
few weeks. For the past years I have filmed the May Day
sunrise festival on May Hill. This is one of the events
I enjoy most out of everything we cover. Sadly though, short
of a miracle happening, I very much doubt that I will be
able to climb the hill before dawn this year, despite offers
from people to carry the cameras. There is just no way I
can make the climb and it is an impossible route for my
electric wheelchair. If you happen to be going along with
a camera, I would really appreciate some photos being sent
in. The sun rises at 5.20 am here on May Day, so you would
need to be at the summit for about 5.00 am.
My apologies to some for being very slow with their updates
for Wyenot. We have a few waiting to have advertising pages
built but with life the way it is, Tina still working (albeit
less hours) and looking after me, we are somewhat behind
and struggling to find time for general working on Wyenot
lately. We will get there in the end but life is taking
priority over work at the moment. I have managed one update
this week, making a new page for tourism on our 'Places
to Visit' section. It covers the Village
of Brockhampton and All saints Church. I hope visitors
find it useful.
next week, enjoy the nice weather and I will be back with
more film as soon as possible.
6th April 2011 - Getting Away
Thank you for all of the feedback I received following
last week's short film. A lot of people seemed to like that
one for some reason and many emailed me to say so. Oh and
I also received one very rude email sent just to point out
that I had called it Dymock rather than Kempley Medieval
Church in the blog. Sorry about that - slip of the pen,
as it were. I don't know the person who wrote but would
hazard a guess that it was Christian who attends the church
every Sunday hoping for a guaranteed pass into Heaven.
on the subject of Dymock. Before our friends Steve and Fi
left earlier in the week, I took them to Dymock Woods, where
the daffodils are truly wild. They are that wild that I
certainly wouldn't want to argue with one. They are truly
a spectacular sight, well worth visiting before the season
did film some scenes but since returning from our break
by the sea, I have not had time to edit a film for this
week. On Thursday, I went to Hereford for my scan and on
the way back, drove home via the scenic route. I don't know
if you remember but Thursday was an extremely windy day
and I just had to stop and film the Wye. As the wind whistled
up the valley, it caused the river to break out into surf
and appear to flow in the upstream direction. I shall show
this in the next film edit too.
Tina and I took our break by the sea between Friday and
Monday and I found this amazingly therapeutic. To be honest,
had I not needed to be back to have blood taken on Tuesday,
we would have stayed on. I was only sick once during the
three days and on Saturday, I had a hungry day and managed
to put back some of the weight I have lost over recent weeks.
My family came to visit us on Saturday and we had a great
day. I did not use the camera much but I did film what has
become the obligatory sunset over the sea film on Saturday
evening. I did this from Berrow Beach. Scene from the film
Tomorrow (Wednesday) I am going to Hereford to hear the
result of my CT scan. I need this urgently so that I can
get a proper plan to lessen the dreadful sickness I have
been suffering of late. The future of my chemotherapy also
depends upon the result. I hope it is working and that the
cancer is heading for remission for a while. Believe it
or not, I feel it is, despite the sickness. I don't think
I would be here now had I not taken the treatment. Hopefully
the day will include a continuation of treatment plus a
better control of the sickness.
As expected, the readers and viewers of Wyenot are beginning
to pick up again for the tourist season with over 1.5 million
hits during the month and an average of nearly 6,000 pages
viewed per day. These figures should further pick up during
the coming months. The, 'is that Ross Tourist Information?'
phone calls certainly have. It could have been, had they
not laughed at me when I showed them 'Wyenot.com' in December
2000. The statistics are published below the photos.
you also to the Ross Gazette for publishing the story
of my stolen boat. I only managed to see a copy today. There
is no news of the boat yet but the good news is that it
was insured, so I shall be replacing it before I am well
enough to use it again.
I will be back next week....
wild daffodils in Dymock Wood.
wild daffodils in Dymock Wood.
wild daffodils in Dymock Wood.
on Berrow Beach - a scene from the time-lapse film.
to Wyenot during the month of March.
30th March 2011 - Beautiful Local Places
The week has not been all I had hoped for from a health
point of view. A week into my chemotherapy break, I still
cannot keep a thing down and know that when I put it in
my mouth, I have not seen the last of anything I eat. I
have lost lots more weight as a result and this is why I
have not filmed an introduction to this week's film. My
fifth cycle of chemotherapy has been delayed for a week
by the hospital. The reason being that I have a CT scan
on Thursday morning and they want to see the result before
deciding whether to continue. Hopefully all will be well
and this will go ahead a week from now.
The week has not been a total write-off as, using my new
found wheelchair freedom and light camera, I have been out
and about, mostly with my daughter, Sarah but also with
other family and friends to the places I love to visit during
the springtime. I shot this latest film, 'Beautiful Local
Places', in the Forest of Dean, at Brockhampton Church,
Kempley Medieval Church during the wild daffodil season,
Speech House Lake and from Foy Bridge. I hope you find it
relaxing and enjoy watching as I did filming the scenes.
Thank you very much to our old friends, Steve O'Kane and
Fiona McBain who took time off from their musical careers
this week and came to visit, bringing their tool kit and
spent a lot of time doing DIY jobs around the house for
us, including fitting some hand rails, kindly supplied by
Linda Schofield, in the bathroom to enable me to climb in
and out of the shower alone. So many people making my life
that bit easier!
Next week's updates will probably be minimal and possibly
late by a day. The reason is that Tina and I are going to
take advantage of my extra time off from treatment and go
away for a few nights. I love the sea and we are going to
spend a few days by the sea in a caravan at Brean and Burnham
on Sea. I am hoping that the sea air and escape from reality
for a few days will help me to feel better. We will both
enjoy the break, whatever the weather.
this blog is very short but I hope you enjoy the film and
I will be back next week, albeit possibly late.
23rd March 2011 - New Found Freedom
Last week I mentioned that I had bought an electric
wheelchair. This week I have been out every day. With my
ability to walk now virtually non existent, the new chair
has given me back my independence, allowing me to cover
much more distance. This week, I have been to Gloucester
twice, to Hereford and have even tried it out in the country.
friend Alison came to visit again at the weekend and I managed
to get to the top of Garway Hill in the chair, without a
problem other than the bitterly cold wind and on Sunday,
we visited Soudley Ponds in the Forest of Dean. Unfortunately,
I became very sick there, testing the fluid resistant qualities
of the Olympus Pen camera to its absolute limit as it happened
to be hanging around my neck at the time. The rest of Sunday
was a write-off for me but I fully recovered by the following
day and have felt well ever since. I am certain that this
new feeling of well-being is down to the fact that I can
get out and about again. The good news is that the camera
passed the test and still works fine.
in Moving Pictures'
Although I have shot some rather nice film of waterfalls
and streams in the forest, I am going to hang on to make
an update until next week. Tina is at the John Kyrle Spring
Concert with my camera as I type and I am hoping to include
some scenes from that in the next film. I don't really have
enough material until that event has taken place, and of
course, more things will be covered during the coming few
days. My week off from chemotherapy begins tomorrow (Wednesday)
so I will hopefully feel more up to going out filming.
Since going out in my chair, something has become very noticeable.
I know that Ross is a reasonably 'disabled' friendly town
but of the places I have been - the towns of Hereford, Gloucester
and Ross, Garway Hill and the Forest of Dean, Ross is by
far the most difficult to get about. Being in this position
myself has truly highlit how bad the pavements are - especially
Brampton Street. The twice I have negotiated Brampton Street
have both been a positively frightening experience. There
always seems to be a Jeep parked either across or directly
next to the one drop kerb available for crossing the road,
making it dangerous to cross and once across, the potholed
pavement slopes dangerously towards the road, making it
almost impossible to negotiate without ending up in the
By the time you read this I will have reached the half way
point with my chemotherapy and have my first scan coming
up at the end of the month. Hopefully this will bring good
news. I certainly feel positive. With the better weather
hopefully coming soon, I hope to be out and about more taking
photos and making films for Wyenot. The cancer will not
go away forever but I am hoping to at least make it through
this summer and, even more positively, next summer as well.
to feeling positive! Back next week...
Black Pool on Garway Hill Saturday. There is still some ice on the
16th March 2011 - The Wye Valley and Japan
The latter part of last week, into Sunday morning found
me feeling very ill indeed but after being up since 2.00am
on Sunday morning, talking to God on the big white telephone,
Sarah and Bernice took me for a drive in the sun. We travelled
the Wye Valley route to Tintern Abbey and then visited St.
Anne's Well in Trellech (included in my Wye Valley film
of two weeks ago). I had quite forgotten how beautiful that
stretch of the Wye Valley is and spent the time taking photographs
with my new light weight camera. I have included some of
these below and hope that you enjoy them.
friend Alison is coming to visit again this weekend, so
I am looking forward to getting out and about again and
hopefully the weather will be as nice as last time. It feels
good now that the temperature is rising and this has stopped
the chemotherapy causing me numbness.
Having enjoyed getting out and about so much, I realized
just how much my lack of mobility has been dragging me down
and decided that it was time to do something about it. On
Monday, I went to Ross Mobility Shop and bought an electric
wheelchair plus ramps, so that I can get it in and out of
the van by myself. I have only had it two days but already,
I feel this is going to be a life saver. Getting out on
it has kept my body functioning so that I have stopped being
sick and has given me a new found freedom. I can get out
and about with my camera again without having to wait for
somebody to come with me and help. Rather than sit at home
in what had become something of a God's Waiting Room, watching
the same old stuff on TV, I plan on getting out on the forest
paths and making more films as a result.
I was very worried when news of the Japanese earthquake
and Tsunamis greeted my morning television viewing during
the week as my lifelong friend, Glynn Brasington, whom came
to visit me a month ago lives in Tokyo and his wife, Kim
had just returned to the country from New Zealand. I am
however pleased to report that both are safe and well. I
managed to speak to them both on the morning of the quake
using Skype. Glynn was at work when the quake happened and
Kim was at home in their apartment. As we spoke, on the
video call I could see their house shaking with the aftershocks.
Their two televisions smashed, so it was difficult for them
to see the news. The latest news is that, due to the nuclear
health hazard now looming, they have left the country and
are now in Singapore, where they will be staying for at
least a week. A natural disaster like this, which wiped
out thousands of lives in an instant certainly put my own
problems into perspective.
to be back next week with more photos. Have a good week...
village of Tintern.
want to own this boat.
moon through the window of Tintern Abbey.
and I on Sunday.
in Ross - taken from my new wheelchair.
10th March 2011 - An eventful week
I can say for certain that this has been an eventful
week. Last Wednesday morning I had to call and delay my
chemotherapy for a week due to sickness. I thought during
the extra week off that I would recover but this did not
turn out to be the case until the very last day of my unscheduled
break. I was extremely sick and thought the end was nigh.
On the last day however, I had a home visit from the Macmillan
nurse, who organized some new drugs to control what was
going on. This included upgrading my paracetamol pain killers
to morphine. I do not intend to take morphine on a regular
basis as it has its own side effects and I hate taking drugs
but last night (Tuesday) I took some before bed and had
the best night's sleep I have had in months - a full seven
hours. Today's chemo went well and I am back in the realms
of feeling positive once more. I now realize that it is
highly unlikely that I will ever regain the strength to
walk properly again but I can still get out and about in
the van and with Tina's mobility scooter.
Space Shuttle / ISS
I watched this mission intently from start to finish and
filmed the two spacecraft several times as they orbited
the earth overflying Ross. I have been keen on the space
programme since the 1960s and went to California in 1981
to watch the very first Space Shuttle, 'Columbia' land.
In 1982, with home built equipment I contacted radio amateur
Tony England on board the space shuttle 'Challenger', receiving
amateur slow scan television pictures from the spacecraft
and this week, my photo was on board the very last flight
of Space Shuttle 'Discovery' during its mission to complete
the building of the International Space Station. This was
not by way of a final ambition achieved. It was arranged
last summer, before I knew that I was ill. I have always
wanted to travel in space. Obviously I will never achieve
that ambition but at least I made it in a small way as part
of NASAs 'Face in Space' project, and flew aboard the last
flight of the craft which has spent 365 days in space. It
was quite exciting watching the two space vehicles flying
overhead at over 17,400 miles per hour with my photo on
board. Thank you to NASA for the virtual ride.
Genuine, Honest Estate Agent
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Norman Bricknell
of Morris Bricknell Estate Agents in Ross. Over the years,
Norman has been very supportive of Wyenot and through this
method of meeting, has come to be a very close friend over
the years. Although I had been taught from a very early
age that honest estate agents, bank managers and solicitors
are as rare as hen's teeth, if ever there was an honest
estate agent, it is Norman. Norman, and his solicitor brother,
Mark have been helping me to finalize things for the inevitable
by getting my affairs in order. Obviously I do not wish
to go into too much detail but both brothers have been amazing,
helping me out and making the most difficult and worrying
part of being in my position easy. Thank you Norman and
Mark, and thank you for the lovely scenic riverside drive
we took on Friday Norman. I really enjoyed that day and
look forward to boating on the Wye as soon as I am able.
Ross Pancake Races
This is an event I had been fond of in the 1970s, but until
its revival by members of ART last year, had fizzled out.
I managed to get along for a short while to Tuesday's races
and thoroughly enjoyed the time I was able to spend at the
event. This time was unfortunately limited as I began to
feel unwell and had to go home but it was good to be there,
if only for an hour. It was great to see everybody again
and thank you for making me feel very welcome.
Due to circumstances, I am behind with editing together
the material I have filmed for this 'Week in Moving Pictures'
but I have filmed some events, including the Space Shutttle,
river and the 2011 Pancake Races. I am hoping to edit that
material together tomorrow (Thursday) and publish by the
evening, so please call back to watch after tomorrow evening.
you also for the large positive response to my Wye Valley
film. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed watching and that
so many people downloaded a copy.
2nd March 2011 - A postponement and a film to download
I am afraid that I did not recover sufficiently to get
out and specifically film a 'Week in Moving Pictures' this
week as promised. The last chemo-cycle has been dreadful,
and even after a week off, I am still too weak to walk and
feel very sick at times. I made the decision this morning
to phone the Chemo Helpline at the Charles Renton Unit and
delay my next treatment by a week, thus giving me two full
weeks to recover before starting it again. They are going
to give me some more powerful anti-sickness drugs, along
with others to help other problems. Even up until this morning
(Tuesday) I have needed help even just to sit up in bed
due to muscle wastage and walking has proved nigh on impossible
as just a trip around the supermarket has required the rest
of the day to sleep it off. My muscles have wasted to the
point that I have absolutely no strength whatsoever, so
with an extra week to recover, I am hoping to build them
must admit that I began to worry that it was the cancer
doing this but I am sure it is the treatment. I have not
yet had that sudden urge, 'I must go to Disneyland' cancer
symptom, so I am still feeling quite positive. Hopefully
in a day or so, I will be able to get out and about again.
I am hoping to film some more video later in the week.
I was taken for a nice riverside drive in the sun on Sunday
and did shoot some nice film by hand then but there is not
enough to make up a video, so I will include it next week.
the mean time
Before I became ill, I had planned to make a DVD of some
of my Wye Valley film shot during 2009/10. This is unlikely
to happen now as my time I am able to spend working is very
limited, so instead I have put together a 42 minute, almost
'documentary' type film of some of my favourite places which
can be watched above. If you like it, I have made an MP4
file available for download. This is for personal use only!
It can be burned to DVD to watch on television or it can
be watched in 720 HD on your computer / media player. Download
from here. Sorry it is in Mpeg 4 format but the full
720 Mpeg 2 file came out at over 6 gigabytes - far too large
for download purposes. The film covers Hay Bluff, standing
stones and other spiritual places, Garway Hill, Symonds
Yat and the Wye Valley night sky. I hope you enjoy watching.
Please only use it for personal use and do not decompile
or reedit the film. Thank you. The film is also availabe
to watch from the front page of wyenot.com.
I will feel well enough in a day or so to get out and about
filming again. Until next week's blog, have a great week.
The stats follow.
These include the month of February statistics direct from
the 'Wyenot' web server.
VISITORS TO WYENOT
LOOKED AT BY THOSE VISITORS
23rd February 2011 - A very short blog
Again as anticipated, this has been a very bad week
for me health wise as it is late into the chemo-cycle. I
have done nothing 'Wyenot' constructive. Tina has covered
all jobs, taken all photos and put the news together, for
which I am extremely grateful. I think that Thursday was
my worst day ever - probably since birth. My stomach distended
from the poison and I could not clear it until I walked
from the living room heading for the office. This brought
on a bout of sickness and I could not even make the bathroom.
I managed to get out into the garden, where the scene was
like one from 'The Exorcist'. Good job we have a hose and
an outside water supply! Luckily, I got some drugs to cope
with it and have simply felt tired and have mostly slept
take my last chemo for the cycle tomorrow morning before
a week off (I am writing this on Tuesday evening) and I
know that things will begin to improve again from Wednesday
evening. I am still very positive and although the treatment
makes me feel worse than the disease does, I do feel that
it is working, buying me more time. I shall try to get out
and about at the weekend with the cameras again.
Before I became ill, along with Mel Hodges, Tina and I began
to plan a music and general fun event for Ross-on-Wye in
2011 to help tourism and all local business. As my health
situation changed, Tina thought about calling off the arrangements,
however I have persuaded her differently; that I would like
the event to go ahead regardless of whether or not I am
able to see it. A meeting was held last night with a committee
and 'Ross Rocks' was born. I plan to be there!
We will be publishing full details within a short while
but we already know that the event will take place on 25th
June at the Bandstand and that 'Broome Cupboard Blues' and
'The Dandelion Killers' will be two of the headlining local
bands. Look out for details on 'Wyenot over the coming weeks.
I have not set it up yet but the future web address will
that, I will sign for this week and be back next week with
more news, hopefully some film and the visitor statistics
16th February 2011 - An Eventful Week
It has been something of an eventful week this week
during which I have been taken out a few times. Following
the visit from Japan by my friend Glynn, Mel Hodges kindly
took me out on Thursday and we visited Yat Rock and the
Kymin. The idea of visiting the Kymin was partly so that
I can make a page on Wyenot showing this beautiful view
point however the weather was not good when we arrived.
We are going to return again on a sunny day so that I can
take some more fitting photos for such a page but in the
mean time, I shot some very misty time-lapse footage of
the view of Monmouth, which is included in this week's video.
Whilst up Yat Rock, I managed to shoot a short bird sequence
by hand of a Tree Creeper, a Tit and a Nut Hatch.
Friday, I was feeling reasonably well and went with Tina
to the White Lion for lunch. The weather was beautiful and,
dressed up warm, Tina carried my camera gear to my seat
by the river bank for me and I managed some more time-lapse
of the river, clouds and the moon. This is also included
in the video. Later that night, just for a very short while,
I managed to meet my friend, Nick for a brief birthday drink
of Guinness (recommended by the hospital) with his family
all, I felt reasonably well until Saturday after last Wednesday's
drip chemo but I find that, whilst on the chemo - especially
the oral stuff, every good period totally exhausts me. Saturday
and Sunday were a totally different story. Apart from two
very brief trips from home, I slept solidly for 48 hours,
other than waking with severe stomach cramps. I have to
be honest and say that, for the first time since beginning
treatment, on Sunday I considered giving up the treatment
and letting the cancer take its natural course. 8.00 am
on Monday found me in much less pain and feeling awake again
and my resolve to battle the disease has returned to full
strength. I think sleep must be nature's way of helping
the poison to attack the cancer cells and that is what I
needed to do. The urge to sleep is the most overwhelming
urge that you can imagine. People came to visit me over
the period but I'm afraid I just slept through their visits,
totally unable to wake myself, even to be polite, but I
feel the rest has done me a lot of good.
Will Rock You
The John Kyrle production of 'We Will Rock You' took place
on Saturday evening and both Tina and I were invited along
to see the show. Unfortunately, I felt so ill at that time
that I was unable to go. However, Tina went and before she
left home I gave her a crash course in how to shoot stop-motion
using stage lights without flash. (She wants to learn how
to drive too but in this instance, I shall try to avoid
the crash course.) She took one of my cameras and covered
the event for 'Wyenot'. She did an amazingly good job and
her film clip is included in this week's video. For reasons
of copyright, I have set the scenes to different music,
for which I have a license in the sequence but it will give
an idea of what a great production the show was. Well done
John Kyrle High School!
I had another call from the Channel 5 directors of 'The
Hotel Inspector' programme during the week. My photos were
framed and used in the Ross-on-Wye based programme. They
were very pleased with the result and asked for more to
use in another episode, based somewhere in Hay-on-Wye. It
would appear that I am about to become known on a programme
I have never even watched. This should be very good publicity
for Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley - the real and original
'Nation of Wyenot'. I don't know exact dates for my episodes
as yet but I do know that the series is being broadcast
in about six week's time. As soon as I have exact dates
for my particular episodes, I will let you know.
that is left
All that is left for me to say at the moment is: Thank you
to all of the friends who have taken the trouble to come
and visit, take me out and help in every way possible. Also
to those who have stayed in contact via mail, email and
on facebook. You have all given me the strength to carry
on and despite my slight hiccup on Sunday, when I did almost
think about giving in, I got over that the very next day
and remain very positive. This has only been possible through
the friendship and love that you have all shown.
9th February 2011 - Update and a visit from Japan by an old
My apologies for this week's news and blog being late. Tina
has been working on the news page on and off all week but
we had other things going on as well and simply ran out
I write this, I am sitting in the Charles Renton Unit at
Hereford Hospital with my third cycle of chemotherapy dripping
into the back of my hand. Having had six and a half days
off from the treatment, at the moment, I feel great. I know
however that by tonight this will change but the feeling
dreadful for a few weeks is well worthwhile. The last chemo
cycle made me very ill at times but I feel absolutely positive
that it is working. This morning, whilst being driven to
Hereford, I could almost imagine that there is nothing wrong
with me. I have shaved my head, but not because my hair
fell out completely. It just went very manky, as if it was
melting and it became even more thin than usual. I feel
better now that it has gone.
I began to feel well again on Sunday and was able to make
a short film, which includes scenes by the River Wye and
some scenes from last week's visit to Garway. I hope that
you enjoy watching this.
Monday and Tuesday, I had a visit from my lifelong friend,
Glynn. Glynn and I have quite literally been friends since
birth and although Glynn's work keeps him living in many
different countries, on the other side of the world, we
have kept in touch. Glynn flew over from his current home
in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday and came to visit. We had a
wonderful couple of days, remembering old times, old friends
and the pranks we got up to as kids and on Tuesday we visited
Ross Cider at Broome Farm and Symonds Yat East.
It was great to see you again Glynn! We have had some great
times together, been in trouble together, many times, and,
both as children and as adults, shared some fantastic times
together. If the chemo is a major success, which I am sure
it will be for a time, I look forward to visiting you in
Tokyo in the not too distant future.
am going to stop writing now as the chemo has made my hands
numb and it is difficult to type but I will be back next
week with more. Hope you enjoy the film.
and I are also deeply sorry to have learned about the very
sad news concerning Tom and Terri. Our thought are with
both families and with baby Morgan.
and I, aged 21 in Barking, Essex 1974.
at Ross Cider in 2011.
2nd February 2011 - Garway Hill
Psychologically, it has been a brilliant week. My friend
of over 40 years, Alison came to visit from London at the
weekend and in preparation for her visit, I made up my mind
that I was going to attempt to walk up Garway
Hill to show her the views. All week I felt determined
that I was going to make it and on Sunday, along with Tina,
Alison and my daughter Sarah, I made it to the top - albeit
at the speed of a snail. I wanted to take some camera gear,
so, removing all but the necessary from my backpack camera
bag, I put that on and to my utter amazement, its weight
counterbalanced my forward stoop due to the excess weight
in my abdomen and it actually made it easier for me to walk.
Somehow, having walked everywhere for the past eight years
carrying the bag, it felt absolutely natural to be wearing
it again. I made sure that I took my morning chemo early
and the more I walked, the easier walking became. The sun
shone for our journey and, despite the cold, we all had
a really nice day. Although the exercise and going out to
eat at the White Lion totally exhausted me by bed time and
throughout Monday, those who saw me on Monday noticed that
I looked healthy. This has given me even more confidence
that I will be able to fight the disease for as long as
I feel terribly guilty about keep writing blogs about
myself as I know that there is other stuff going on locally
which I normally would be covering but have not been able
to. 'I, me, my' has by default become my life at the moment,
as well as Tina's, and all of the other people who have
been caring for me. I wish there were a way to change that
and ease the strain on others but unfortunately there is
will get a little better though for a time before I finally
have to pull the plug on my 'Wyenot' input and hand the
whole thing over to Tina on a permanent basis. When my chemotherapy
is finished, I should hopefully get back to normal for a
while. It is the chemo which drags me down more than the
have not made a film again this week but I am hoping to
next week, during my week off from treatment. From experience,
I know that within five or six hours of when I stop taking
the daily oral 4000 mg of the cytotoxic drug, capecitabine,
I get some strength back and so I will get out with the
wise, I have had an awful week as I have been getting pain
in the night. At first sign of the illness this began when
I lay on my right side, soon afterwards, it happened when
I lay on my left and for this past week it is happening
when I lay on my back. I have finally got over this by sleeping
in my chair, which I can adjust when the pain comes. I spoke
to the hospital and they are going to examine me soon but
their initial thoughts on the phone is that they think the
problem is chemo related - where it is starting to work
on the nasty stuff.
did film a couple of time-lapse sequences at the top
of the hill but not enough to make a video this week, so
if I can get some river and other shots during this coming
week, during my chemo break, I will run them along with
that next week. I have included some photos of our nice
hill walking outing though. Below the visitor statistics.
January showed the usual predicted drop in visitors to Wyenot
with 1.6 million hits, which included 145,517 pages viewed
by 41,905 visitors. (Unique URLs by the way is a count of
world wide ISPs, such as AOL, BT etc.) The accommodation
pages were hit big time during January and indeed the main
accommodation index and the tourist information pages were
among the top 8 entry pages to Wyenot, so things are looking
hopeful for the coming tourist season.
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and I, complete with schoolboy knees.
pond was frozen solid.
Blackpool on Garway Hill.
Sarah and Alison heading for home after a nice day on Garway Hill.
26th January 2011 - Just a very short blog this week
As anticipated, last week's intravenous chemo and starting
the oral again wiped me out. Other than to take a photo
in Goodrich on Sunday - as much, for a reason to leave the
house as cover the play - I have not been able to get out
and about this week, even to the river banks. These few
words, written hurriedly on Tuesday evening and one photo
are my only contribution to 'Wyenot' this week.
rest of the week I have quite literally spent sleeping (but
trying not to, too much during the day as I do not want
to upset my body clock) and listening to the radio. Much
nicer than watching television as I've seen everything on
television at least 3 times now. I like listening to Radio
3, except when they play 20th century poop. I find it relaxing
listening with my eyes closed.
Macmillan nurse came to see me during the week and gave
me lots of invaluable advice. I must not eat shellfish or
curry away from home and must not use curry powder if cooked
at home. I was told that there is a waiting list for electric
reclining chairs, so later that day, I went to the mobility
shop and bought one. It is the best thing I have bought
all year as it's higher than the sofa and has completely
resolved my comfort problem. Only problem I have had with
it was this morning, when I unreclined it not realizing
that the dog was underneath. Hopefully Eric has learned
from that experience!
am looking forward to the weekend. I have a visitor coming
- an old friend and I'm hoping to save enough energy to
take a slow walk up Garway Hill. If I make it to the top,
I will take some photos of my favourite local views for
am still receiving mail and email, from both local people
and from around the world. Once again, thank you to all
who have taken the time to write. I have read every one
and every one has given me more strength to fight on.
had a dream last night that I was running, on the beach
and in the forest with my children (as they were when they
were all young). I awoke to the reality that I am like a
90 year old man with a walking stick at the moment, but
in the future, I shall be able to walk properly again and
go out filming again.
19th January 2011 - Update, anger and watching the river flow
It has been an odd week in a way. Last week, over the
days following my lovely visit to meet Sir Bernard Lovell
and visit Jodrell Bank, I became very ill indeed. To be
honest, I thought my number was up at times as all I wanted
to do was sleep and I could not walk at all. I went to see
my own doctor though on a general visit and he reassured
me that it was the chemotherapy causing this rather than
the cancer. Whilst my bone marrow was at its most degraded,
Tina came home with a nasty cough and cold, which I immediately
caught and this brought me down considerably further.
Friday however, I took the last of the toxic drugs to finish
my first cycle of treatment and during the days off, I immediately
felt better. My appetite, which had all but gone, returned,
and along with it, the ability to walk again. I still have
the nasty cough, which is very annoying in that when I cough,
it starts the gag reflex and I have nearly decorated the
living room carpet a few times. Tina phoned the chemo help
line for me though and I can take Benylin cough mixture.
This has made matters much better. I am off to Hereford
hospital tomorrow (Wednesday) to start cycle 2 of my treatment
with the intravenous drip, so I imagine that it will be
down hill again for a couple of weeks but I do feel that
the chemo is working. The alien within feels lighter than
it did before, after just the one chemo cycle, so hopefully
the further treatments will shrink it all the more.
I have had two television companies call this week after
looking at 'Wyenot'. The first was ATV, who are making a
pilot film for a 'Visit Britain' tourism series and they
want to begin in Ross-on-Wye. I met with the directors at
their request on Tuesday and pointed them in a few location
directions but I was feeling unwell, so left them in the
capable hands of Tina and came home to rest.
following day, Channel 5 called. They were filming an episode
of a programme called 'The Hotel Inspector' locally and
asked if they could use some of my local photographs to
hang on the wall during the filming. After much searching,
I managed to find the photographs they wanted and sent them
off. They were printed and framed in Plymouth and, as far
as I know, used during the filming. I have never seen the
programme as I rarely watch television, so I don't know
what it is about exactly but I believe they renovate a hotel
during the programme.
Somebody made me extremely angry this week. A local marketing
company emailed me explaining that they were doing a job
of printing postcards for a promotion involving a large
Ross store, and that they had been sent a disc of 'photos
of Ross-on-Wye' to use. It turned out that these 'photos
of Ross-on-Wye' had been downloaded from Wyenot and had
my watermark on them but it was assumed that I knew the
sender personally and had given her permission.
explained that I had never heard of the sender, that this
particular out of town Ross store had never supported Wyenot
and that she certainly did not have my permission. That
however was evidently not good enough. The job had to be
set in motion by 24th January and I was told that they were
going to negotiate with me afterwards. The marketing man
then continued to send me emails, explaining how he could
get them to advertise, for a cut, and that his involvement
with a 'Truffle' card he was working on for local businesses
would also help me to gain advertisers, with a cut to himself,
of course. He sent me three emails demanding that we should
arrange a meeting to discus, all in the same day.
was not the type of thing I wanted to deal with whilst feeling
so ill (a fact that he had read about but had obviously
chosen to take lightly). I was finding his persistence extremely
distressing and so I wrote back categorically stating that
I am not well, that I never use a middle man, that I do
not want my photos to be used on his postcards, and that,
should they appear on such, I will put the matter in the
hands of a solicitor.
they asked properly. I might have negotiated a deal
and sorted out high resolution copies of the photos for
printing but using the low resolution web copies of my photos,
without permission to make 4,000 postcards would have shown
my photography work in a very poor light. The fact that
using high resolution photos is an absolute necessity for
such a job is something one would have thought might have
occurred to a clever marketing man anyway. I was spitting
razor blades when, on looking at my mail on Sunday morning,
the first thing I saw was two emails on this subject, written
as if arranging a meeting and making money from local business
is all I care about.
I care about perhaps feeling a little better, living every
day as though it might be my last, watching the river flow
and helping the whole town of Ross. Although I need to get
by, I'll leave the money grabbing greed of those who want
to profit by using the hard work of others to the 'marketing'
people of this world!
the River Flow
During the past few days I have been able to get out and
about down by the river a little. With the minimum walking
involved and without tripod during the first two outings,
I was able to shoot a few scenes of the rising water levels
on the Wye from Wilton and on Monday, I went to eat at the
White Lion and the weather was lovely for a few hours. I
managed to set a camera up for the duration and shoot a
time lapse sequence before stopping at Ross Rowing Club
on the way home to film from there.
still find that when I am down by the river, as long as
I can get comfortable, I can almost forget that I am not
well. The film is a bit shaky to begin with but the time
lapse sequence has turned out perfectly. I hope you enjoy
watching. There are some stills below.
I went along to the official opening of Tudorville Community
Centre with Tina for a short while on Saturday. It was nice
to see everybody there and the new look building, which
is now warm, is looking good and is a comfortable place
for all activities and a great venue to book for events.
Well done to those involved in the organization and refurbishment
of what was the old Youth Club building.
I received lots of feedback about last week's day with Sir
Bernard Lovell and at Jodrell Bank blog. It was a very popular
item and I am really pleased that so many people enjoyed
reading it. Somebody wrote in quoting Sir Patrick Moore,
who said that 'Sir Bernard Lovell is the Isaac Newton of
Astronomy'. This is probably true in the field of radio
astronomy. He is a truly great man. Sir Patrick Moore and
Sir Bernard Lovell are in fact lifelong friends, though
they have not seen one another in years due to the issues
which come along with age. A year or so Back, Sir Patrick
Moore invited Roger and I for lunch at 'Farthings' and indeed,
at that time he spoke very highly of his cricket and meteor
spotting friend of all those years ago. I am pleased that
the article had such an impact. Thank you to those who wrote
in to say they enjoyed it.
re Mary Sinclair-Powell
I should start a 2011 letters page really and will do so
in the future but to save myselt a little time in the short
term, I shall run this one in the blog:
Just a note to give some praise and thanks to Mary Sinclair-Powell,
who has recently been made redundant?? from the Ross Heritage
Centre. If anybody needs thanking for their great contribution
to Ross-on-Wye over recent years it would be Mary, she has
been doing a great deal of work helping so many individuals
and organizations in and around Ross, whilst carrying on
her duties at the Heritage Centre with what can only be
described as an immense pride for "her" town. Her local
knowledge is second to none (as can be told by her regular
walks and talks that she did). Whether you were looking
for local information, family history or details on any
archives, Mary would always point you in the right direction,
and if she didn't know the answer, she invariably knew someone
who did. Many thanks for your contribution to the town Mary,
and good luck with your search for another hopefully similar
placement, your sort are very few and far between. Colin
Colin's Tyrecare (Ross)
you for that Colin. These are also my sentiments exactly.
I also have my own thoughts about the new system at what
should still be Ross Heritage Centre. I am not very happy
with the new situation and intend to deal with it on Wyenot
with some appropriate page adjustments - moving from 'current'
to 'archive' without replacement before the 2011 tourist
season begins in earnest. Thank you also for your comments
re the road run coverage. I only managed to catch a few
of the vintage tractors on Wilton Bridge but you are welcome
to the photos. Call by when you are in the area and I will
put them on a CD for you.
writing this blog, I have received a call from the Charles
Renton Unit in Hereford to say that my blood count is fine
and that it's 'all engines running' for tomorrow's intravenous
chemo. This is good news but I know now from experience
that I will not be up to doing much for at least the next
two weeks. I shall leave Wyenot and any photo jobs in the
capable hands of Tina until I am fit again. Until then.
Enjoy the rest of January and I shall write a blog next
week if I am able.
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water on the Wye - a view over Wilton Bridge.
town of Ross.
deep water view of Ross from Ross Rowing Club.
12th January 2011 - Lunch with Sir Bernard Lovell and a visit
to Jodrell Bank
one of the great men of astronomy and the space race
The Jodrell Bank idea began in 1945 when Sir Bernard
Lovell returned to Manchester University to continue his
pre war work researching cosmic rays. Sir Bernard is 97
years old now but his long term memory is still perfect.
He led the team which built the radio telescope at Jodrell
Bank. Soon after the construction of the Mark 1, 250 feet,
steerable radio telescope was complete in 1957. The Russians
launched Sputnik 1 and Jodrell Bank was the only radio telescope
on Earth able to track the rocket which launched the first
satellite into space. Although tracking spacecraft was never
considered to be a priority, Sir Bernard's telescope was
used over and over by both the Russians and NASA during
the space race, receiving the very first pictures from the
surface of the moon and was also used to follow the Apollo
moon landing craft when the moon was invisible to other
areas of the planet.
had been a follower and admirer of the work of Sir Bernard
Lovell since my interest in the early Apollo missions of
the 1960s and have long considered myself very lucky that
by coincidence (i.e. not astronomy related) his family in
Herefordshire are all people I count amongst my closest
friends. I was delighted when Sir Bernard's son, Roger asked
me if Tina and I would like to go with him to his birth
home in Cheshire to have lunch with his dad. We had a lovely
day, seeing another side to Sir Bernard, his love of caring
for the countryside by planting a fantastic arboretum with
a wildlife friendly lake.
deliberately did not take a photo of Sir Bernard as he is
very old now and I think the world should remember him through
his photos of younger days but one thing I did take note
of. Earlier in the week, during the BBC 'Stargazing Live'
programmes, Brian Cox climbed up onto the surface of the
dish. 'I would not have allowed that kind of thing during
my day,' said Sir Bernard. And I can understand why. The
surface of that dish is extremely finely tuned so that it
can receive signals of minute wavelengths from sources many
light years distant.
lunch, Roger, Tina and I were given access to the control
room at Jodrell Bank, where controller, Kim Mance showed
us around and explained that the telescope was currently
pointing at the South horizon detecting signals from pulsars.
you to Roger, Sir Bernard and Monica for the lovely lunch
and to Kim for our look inside at the fine detail of how
one of the world's wonders of engineering works. Tina and
I had a wonderful day.
update below the photos...
Manse controls the telescope as it detects pulsars on the southern
Kim Mance and Roger Lovell at the Lovell Radio Telescope, Jodrell
Lovell radio telescope.
closer look at the access platform.
I had a truly fantastic day on Saturday but health wise
it has been a steep down hill slide since then. The chemotherapy
has absolutely weakened every inch of me. I could do nothing
but sleep, right through from Saturday evening until Tuesday
morning and at the point of my lowest immune system, Tina
caught a nasty flu type cough and cold, which of course
made a beeline for my low defences. My mobility is virtually
zero at the moment and so I have been unable to do any filming
and unfortunately, can see it remaining this way until the
chemo is over. Maybe when the virus has gone though I will
feel strong enough to get out again.
saw my own doctor this morning and he reassured me that
I will be able to walk again once the chemo stops. I was
aware that the treatment would drag me down but not quite
how far. My doctor is also arranging for Macmillan to see
me so that I can get some expert help.
am remaining positive though, thinking that if it is doing
this to the rest of my body, it must also be doing me some
good by weakening the growth of cancer cells.
I will have some better health news next week. I'm afraid
that my only contribution to this week's update is this
blog. Tina has sorted everything else.
will run the stats next week but I have noticed that people
have been looking for local accommodation throughout January.
5th January 2011 - Feeling more confident
GO TO THE 2010 AND EARLIER BLOGS >>>
Having seen the oncologist last week, I spent the daytime
of New Year's Eve in Hereford Hospital undergoing my first
intravenous chemotherapy. As my cancer is secondary (I had
no indications of the primary), the type of chemotherapy.
I am having is palliative rather than a cure but I am amazed
at the difference it has made. Within hours of returning
home I felt stronger and was able, after a few hours rest,
to go out on New Year's Eve for just under 2 hours.
initial treatment being tried is intravenous every three
weeks with twice per day oral chemotherapy. in between times.
This will continue for between three to six treatments,
depending on success. After that, I am hoping that there
will be something else to try.
I am feeling some of the side effects which I was warned
might occur, in particular, I lose the feeling in my hands
in the slightest cold and cannot get things out of the fridge
without gloves. The same thing happens in my throat when
I drink a cold drink. I am also told that my bone marrow
will start to degrade in about seven to ten days from the
start of each treatment and that I must be very careful
to avoid people with colds or coughs, and to avoid visiting
crowded enclosed spaces such as supermarkets. (Never had
such a good excuse not to go shopping!) I am also told that
I will start to get very tired soon, though somehow, so
far I have felt less tired than before treatment began.
main thing is
The main thing is that I feel more confident that I can
fight the nasty disease and try to aim for the years rather
than the months target. My weight loss has stabilize over
the past week as my appetite has returned and I am trying
to eat and drink healthily. I am particularly drinking both
pomegranate juice and cranberry juice as many people have
told me about the benefits to cancer sufferers of these
feel that my best weapon in this battle is trying to stay
positive. I obviously do get my down times thinking
of the oblong box in the church, but most of the time, keeping
mentally active and continuing where possible to get out
with the camera enables me to distance my mind from this
and plan ahead.
particularly family and close friends are obviously very
worried and telephone me regularly to ask 'how I am today'.
I do appreciate this but on the other hand, it does not
aid with my trying to distance myself from the illness.
In a way, I would rather just put an update here as and
when necessary. It is always lovely to hear from people
but I would rather not talk on the phone about cancer. Much
better to talk about future plans.
do know that eventually I will lose this battle but I will
fight against this as hard as I can for as long as I can,
and keep up the hope that when one treatment comes to an
end, there will be another I can try. I know of several
people who have been told 'a year' and, one in particular
is still trying experimental new treatments eleven years
on from her initial prognosis. This gives me the hope and
the will to continue!
Week in Moving Pictures
I have covered two main things this week. New Year's Eve
was one and this was a very special and really nice evening.
Tina and I met lots of lovely friends at the White Lion
and at Ross Market, where the midnight crowd were very well
behaved and friendly. I have covered this in a separate
article. The other thing I covered was the ice melting and
floating down the River Wye. On the first day this began,
it was much more spectacular but I was not able to get to
the river that day, so filmed the morning after.
have finished up this week's film with some of the footage
I shot during 2010 and have not yet shown. Throughout the
spring and summer, I was filming to make more tourism and
wildlife films for Wyenot but I got ill towards the autumn
months and never got around to finishing the job. Hopefully,
my strength will return enough to do more filming during
the coming year.
Along with Tina and my son, Matt, I did get out to Brampton
Abbotts this morning to attempt to film the sunrise partial
solar eclipse, and indeed saw the red sky before it rose.
The moment it was about to pop up over the horizon though,
the sky clouded over the top and the sun did not emerge
again until after the event was over. Never mind, it was
a nice little outing and I have some film of the cloud formations.
at Brampton Abbotts first thing, I almost felt as if my
illness had retreated but now, during the early evening
and having also had to walk about town today, I feel absolutely
exhausted and some other more uncomfortable side effects
of the chemo are beginning to manifest. Tomorrow is a new
day though and after rest, hopefully things will improve
visitor and page view figures
The usual independently produced visitor and
page view charts for the past 30 days, printed at 11.00
pm on Monday can be seen below, as can the more accurate
server log stats for the month of December.
can be seen, 'Wyenot.com' as a whole had 2.35 million 'hits'
during the month of December which included 165,038 pages
being looked at by 36,796 visitors. The end of year visitor
spike on the 'local accommodation' pages began as predicted
on 27th December and is still continuing as people look
for springtime breaks. This will fade again during the second
part of January and throughout February but tourism visitors
will start looking in earnest from March onwards throughout
the summer and Autumn.
is another way I can tell that tourism visitors are
looking at 'Wyenot'. Many of them are only capable of looking
at pictures and do not actually read all of the information.
Despite the large message at the very top of the only page
they can email me from, saying that I am NOT Ross
Tourist Information and that I cannot post brochures,
the email demands for me to post brochures begin to arrive.
I received the first of these for 2011 on Sunday, 2nd January.
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