2. Victorian lamppost on nearby Brincliffe Edge Road. Still working, it burns off waste gases from the city's sewers and is one of about a hundred that were dotted around the city - located on high ground to which the gases naturally rise:-
3. I have a basal cell carcinoma on my back and actinic keratoses on my right cheek. This was confirmed in the Dermatology Department of The Royal Hallamshire Hospital this morning and this afternoon I have to go for a biopsy of the thing on my back. Hopefully I will still be alive when we ring in the new year but if not I leave this blog to The British Library in London.
4. Our lovely daughter Frances came home from London yesterday evening. So nice to see her. She is one of my very best friends.
|Frances with "The Lovely Boyfriend"|
5. As I write, our son Ian is at BBC Radio Sheffield recording an item that will promote Veganuary. He and his two best friends and housemates drove up from London this morning. He is also going to be on national BBC Radio 2 next Wednesday on The Breakfast Show with Sarah Cox. The fashion for plant-based diets and recipes is growing and Ian seems to be at the forefront of the movement.