Iceberg – right ahead!

August 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Do you remember that line from the film “Titanic” when all of a sudden the iceberg is spotted? I watched the film for the spectacle. I don’t do romance or, for that matter horror. I am not squeamish at all in real life, when I was doing general nursing I […]

“One volunteer is worth ten pressed men”

August 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

I think that the origin of this quote comes from the Royal Navy in the eighteenth century when working conditions were so awful that “press gangs” used to prowl around towns kidnapping people to join up – hence the “pressed men”. We are lucky enough to have over 170 people […]