Chemotherapy may be used to relieve symptoms of terminal cancer but it cannot cure the disease and may well bring further distress in the final months of life
from this news piece on unnecessary treatments. I suppose "terminal cancer" is a special case rather than "normal cancer"?
Clare has a lump on her ear that she's got checked out, and it is a thing. So she's getting referred to a specialist. She is not worried about it.
We didn't stay right to the end but came back a little later than I'd planned. Clare made fajitas for dinner and they were ace.
Rate Jon RichardsonTwo nights out in a row, two proper ticketed events, at the same venue, what patrons of the arts we are. Jon Richardson last night, the little one off Eight Out Of Ten Cats Does Countdown, at least that's where we mostly know him from. He was doing a work in progress, some final preparation for his proper tour. He did a little intro, then had a support Danny Buckler who did observational comedy, singing, and even magic. Proper Saturday night entertainment. Then an interval, and we bumped into some friends from school in the bar. They'd turned up a bit late and not been allowed in for the first half. Then Jon Richardson's proper set. Very funny, when he properly got into the flow of it it was hilarious. On paper some of it is comedy that I don't really like and would sneer at, stuff about how his wife doesn't load the dishwasher properly, but I still laughed and laughed. Some of it was a bit chaotic, and he's really really self deprecating about that, but he's so likeable. Very funny, really pleased we went.
We drove in, left the beetle parked on the road again so have to go back and pick it up. Yesterday I walked in, so got a good number of steps. Suddenly realised during the evening my fitbit had fallen off! I hope it's in the beetle, it's done this before and each time I've found it on the car seat. But if it fell off between there and the venue, I'll be sad. Will likely be a big break in my so far unbroken step count record. We're going to check on the car on our way out today, if it's there I might just be able to recover without a gap, if I can charge it in the car on our way to a fun day out today...
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Rate Divine ComedyA rare night out last night, both of us together, to The Divine Comedy at the Cheesegrater. Clare was a big fan, so we have quite a lot of their stuff (his stuff really, Neil Hannon) but I don't listen to it that much. So was expecting lots of songs I did not know, and that's kind of what we got, but it was all really good. Odd crowd I thought, they have a lot of fans who are all our age and older. Clare was pleased to feel young at a gig. He did a few costume changes, it felt a bit cabaret. Terrible sound problems, but a good gig.
We're out again tonight too for Jon Richardson at the same venue, busy weekend.
We've got a bit of video but you have to be patient to catch a glimpse of Tommy. He's off to the right.
If not picture here of my new glasses and here's my spare pair.
Went to Tommy's dress rehearsal of a show he's in tonight! It's lots of dancing, six local dance groups doing something. Mostly it's bigger kids (though not much bigger) but his nursery class are doing a little Lion King dance. It was chaos yesterday, wonder if it will be much better today? He is having fun anyway.
So I miss Harry's swimming tonight, thought Grandpa is taking him.
Poor old Tommy wet the bed again last night, that's the third time in two weeks.
Dom's birthday today too, happy birthday!
Rate The WannadiesDon't remember this one. Must have been a load of gigs between this and the last one I posted, which was the Boo Radleys. This was close to the beginning of me moving to London, and I was out every night. Just too busy at the time having fun to keep up with the paperwork... I enjoyed the Wannadies a few times in Portsmouth, I expect I did again at this gig.
Creative Foundation is pleased to announce the dates of , which will return for its fourth edition and will be held over a nine week period from 2 September – 5 November 2017. Curated for the second time by Lewis Biggs, the Triennial in 2017 will take the title double edge.
The concept of double edge will further develop the inquiry into ‘sense of place’ that guided Folkestone Triennial exhibition, Lookout, in 2014. double edge refers to the two main axes around which Folkestone’s development as a town has taken place historically and geographically: the seashore and the Pent Stream, an ancient watercourse flowing from the Northern Downs into the sea, the present edge between East and West Folkestone. The title draws on the extensive academic study of ‘edge’ concepts in recent years: borders; thresholds; margins; the periphery; the liminal. double edge resonates with major contemporary cultural, economic and political realities experienced as part of everyday lives in Folkestone and across the globe: migration; border control; wealth inequality; sustainability; a challenging urban environment; and climate change, to name a few.
Internationally recognised artists will be commissioned to make new contemporary artworks exhibited in public spaces around the town. Artists will be invited to engage with Folkestone’s various narratives and material memories drawn from the town’s social, cultural, political and economic history. Some artworks will become permanent additions expanding the town’s permanent collection, Folkestone Artworks, built up since the first edition of the Triennial in 2008. All artworks that make up Folkestone Triennial are commissioned with the ambition of positively affecting the urban ecology of the town as a place to live, work, visit and study.
Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do mostly js, Node, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.