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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I went to school and college and (for a while) work with JRC. I’m now studying medicine at the University of Durham, in Stockton (confusingly), though from 1 September I will be based in (take a deep breath)…

  • James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough)
  • University Hospital of North Tees (Stockton)
  • University Hospital of Hartlepool
  • Bishop Auckland General Hospital
  • Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • St Luke’s Hospital (Middlesbrough)

So if you’re going to be ill, avoid those areas.

At the weekends, I live in a pineapple under the sea

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 123rd post was filed under: University.

Some recently published posts

Knowledge and understanding / April 2019, 7 minutes long

‘Inappropriate’ A&E attendances / April 2019, 3 minutes long

Cruise ships and me / April 2019, 6 minutes long

Some thoughts on print newspapers / April 2019, 5 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / April 2019, 4 minutes long

Some random old posts

We’re not sorry. We’re Labour. / January 2005, 2 minutes long

An inspector calls / January 2013, Less than a minute long

G4 / March 2005, 1 minute long

Boris Johnson’s Website / January 2005, Less than a minute long

Driving like a Catholic / June 2007, 3 minutes long

Review: The Autobiography by Margaret Thatcher / May 2013, 3 minutes long


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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 14:54 on 6th July 2005.

From 30th August until Christmas, it has now been confirmed that I shall be based at North Tees. Just thought you’d appreciate the update.


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