Monthly Archives: May 2015

An odd purchase

One of the best things about Penarth, the little town where we live, is the charity shops. They do sell an amazing array of stuff. As I was walking past Oxfam on Bank Holiday Monday last week, I noticed in … Continue reading

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The curious incident of the dog and the palm tree

We all get so many emails. Some go directly in the ‘rubbish bin’; some only require a few words in response; others will give rise to many follow-up emails. There is one type of professional email, however, that always makes … Continue reading

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Ode to Laudanum

When we want a lazy Sunday afternoon, we head to Cowbridge, a pretty little town in South Wales. It has nice shops and coffee houses. It also happens to have much of interest for the historian of pharmacology. Its physic … Continue reading

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Nursing dolly

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a new project, which is really exciting. Together with other members of staff at Cardiff University, we are planning an event for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which is a … Continue reading

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