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Childhood Pictures

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Today, Mum & I have been going through pictures from my childhood and she has been telling me about my great grandparents on her side. It was my privilege and honour to do this. I’m going back tomorrow to finish off the job (there was a lot of photos), so consider this potentially part one of two. I had a wonderful, magical and joyful childhood. Thank you mum.

Here is the gallery:

Blog soon,


Edited: 1st April 2024 – Added further childhood photos to the gallery.

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My Royal Navy Friend: Week 12 – How to Fight a Shark “This chapter is Hilarious!”

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From my recent book: My Royal Navy Friend, another friend insisted this was hilarious and that I share it with you. So here goes:

Hey Roy,

Picture the scene, you’re on a ship but forced to jump into the cold ocean waters as it’s sinking. It isn’t long before you attract some unwanted attention. Sharks. They begin circling you and you know it won’t be long before you have to fight for your life.

Here’s my survival guide to this scenario:

  1. Identify the type of sharks circling you. I’m sad to say that most sharks are carnivorous and would seek to gobble you up. However bonnethead sharks are vegetarian for 62% of the time, eating seagrass.
  2. Don’t play dead. Sharks are smart and will know you are faking it. They’re also not opposed to eating dead humans.
  3. Remain calm, keep eyes on them at all times and make sudden sporadic movements in an attempt to scare the sharks.
  4. Look around for any weapons or things that could be used as weapons. Use whatever you find in your battle with the sharks.
  5. If it’s hand to fin battle, focus your attention on the vulnerable parts of the sharks: their eyes, noses and gills. Avoid the mouth at all costs due to the sharp teeth.
  6. I once heard a story of a man who was attacked by a shark and successfully fended it off by punching it in the nose. I don’t know how true this story is. But desperate times call for desperate measures, so definitely worth a try.
  7. If you see a dolphin or a pod of dolphins call on them for help. They generally like humans and sharks are apparently afraid of them.
  8. Don’t under any circumstances try to swim away. Sharks will see this as a sign of weakness and besides which, they can swim quicker than you. So trying to swim away would be a pointless waste of energy.
  9. If all else fails, try to reason with the sharks. Explain to them the reasons they shouldn’t eat you. You could even tell them jokes or sing them a song in exchange for sparing your life.

That’s it for this week.

Big Hugs,


Royal Navy Fact:
The Royal Navy is responsible for the Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD). The CASD is also known as the nuclear deterrent. This is a series of submarines equipped with nuclear Trident II missiles.

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Ways The Human Body Can Go Wrong – Release Date

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I am pleased to announce my latest book Ways The Human Body Can Go Wrong is due for release on 01/04/2024. Here is the book blurb:

Are you a Doctor, Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Other Healthcare Professional? Or a Student?

Ways The Human Body Can Go Wrong covers every system of the body, what can go wrong when the body malfunctions or fails, symptoms (including
why these happen) and cures/treatments available.

It includes knowledge around essential skills for Clinical Excellence: * Assessment * All Age Observational Norms * Models of Care * Communication/Handover Tips * The role of Specialities * Medication Tips * Dealing with Errors * Documentation Advice * A list of Useful Resources

It is written in plain English, but highlights important medical terminology. It has been written at a level where someone from a non-medical background can pick it up and learn, but that it is still valuable to those with significant Clinical Experience.

It is ideal for any Healthcare Professional of any level of experience; from Student to Chief Medical Officer/Chief Nurse.

About Antony Simpson:
Antony Simpson a Registered Nurse with experience working in a range of settings including Accident & Emergency and who has been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. The author is passionate about teaching how the body works, what can go wrong and how best to cure/treat these malfunctions/failures.

Available Formats: Hardcover / Paperback / Kindle eBook
Platform: Amazon Internationally & Available to order at all good bookshops.
Price: £15.99 (Hardcover) / £10.25 (Paperback) / £1.99 (Kindle eBook)

Write soon,


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