Why? Well where do I start?
Plans for Expedition Romania are well advanced now and after all the intense planning and 'forced marriage' of five very different personalities, I think that we will all have a fantastic time. We are still very much in need of donations, so no matter how small, please donate on the button to the right.
My PSA remains at zero, but to add to that, my bowel cancer screening came back negative. Not that I thought I had bowel cancer. When you are 60, it's an NHS treat for you and costs nothing. You get a package in the post, 6 little wooden sticks, a smear card and an envelope that looks like it's built to carry radio active material. The instructions are clear! You must catch a piece of poo before in dives into the u-bend, but it must be a mid section. It suggests that your partner might like to help, but mine declined! :-) With this trophy neatly laid out on the window sill, you then select a tiny wooden stick and scrape a small piece from the outer part of the object. This is then smeared onto a little square in what looks like a scratch card with a small lid. Press the lid down and store this in a cool dry place, maybe not the fridge, because you need to repeat this for the next 3 days. After 3 days, you then put all 3 cards into the armoured envelope which has a self seal, no doubt to avoid accidents during licking! I don't know who receives thousands of these every day and has to open them, but I am full of admiration at their 'job' satisfaction. Still on the medical front, I have had a Hep A vaccination and currently in the middle of a 3 part Hep B and Rabies in the lead up to our expedition to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania.
For anyone in the South of England who is short of water, I can happily send you some down from beautiful Cumbria, where we always seem to have too much!