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Week 9 and a call to arms (literally)


Blood / Platelet Donation,

Let me start this by telling you what made me start donating.

On August the 11th 1999 during the solar eclipse my Grandma died, she had been battling various forms of cancer for the previous few years, during this time she needed a lot of blood & chemo and as she was the same blood type as me something clicked in my head and said I should be donating my blood to replace what she had needed.

Now my father had been a long time blood donor & latterly a Platelet donor, but my fear of needles had held me off following in his footsteps doing this.

This major event in my life made me power through and man up and for the next 15 years (with a couple of gaps for getting tattoos) I donated blood every 3-4 months, then in 2014 I made the change to platelet donation, this gave me the opportunity to donate almost every month as the red blood cells are returned into my body.

Platelet donation is used slightly differently to Whole Blood donation and is used mainly in the following ways;

  • Treatment for Chemotherapy
  • Organ / Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Life threatening bleeding
  • To treat severe blood disorders

Just 1 platelet donation can help 3 adults or 12 children!!

The only lifestyle change I had to make for platelet donation is to cut back on fatty foods & cheese around the donation date as it clouds the sample and they can’t tell if it’s good or not, which isn’t a bad change to my diet really.

It takes a little longer than normal donation (about 1-1½ hours) but there are great nurses on hand with Tea / Biscuits / Sandwiches and a chat if you want any of them.

If you’re not on the organ donation for whatever reason, then maybe think about either blood or platelet donation, just an hour out of your life every month or 30 minutes every 3 months and you can help lots of people.

They have even started to send you a text telling you what hospital your donation has been issued to which is a nice little touch.

They need blood & platelet donations 365 days a year and especially around Christmas so if you’re thinking about it now is a great time.

Find out more below & the location of your nearest donation session;

https://www.blood.co.uk/

http://platelets.blood.co.uk/

 

Have a good weekend, see you all next week!!

PoBz

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Week 8 and a small challenge / bit of fun for you.


Similar one to a couple of weeks ago Download the excel file and fill in the Artist & Song from the lyrics, the person with the most / 1st person to get all of them right and send it back to me will get a kindle copy of 50 Shades of Blonde on its release.

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Have a good weekend, good luck & see you all next week!!

PoBz

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Week 6 and a small challenge / bit of fun for you.


You’ll need a PC / Pad and an Excel Viewer to do this sorry!!

Everyone reckons they’re pretty good a recognising films, but how good are you when the image is missing something??

Download the excel file and fill in the film names, the person with the most / 1st person to get all 60 right and send it back to me will get a kindle copy of 50 Shades of Blonde on its release.

Under each image are 2 boxes, type your guess in the top one and a hint / correct or wrong will appear in the bottom one.

Film Title Quiz

 

Have a good weekend, good luck & see you all next week!!

PoBz

 

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So it happened!

Change is inevitable some people say.

But even the best of us didn’t see this coming.

The world has changed for ever in November 2016.

You will remember this date, when you children ask in years to come. “Why did it happen dad”

And you wont be able to answer.

Nobody understands why it happened.

Is it the dealings of an undercover KGB operation?

Is it part of the New World Order?

Is it just down to Greed?

 

Well there is no going back, its done and there is only 1 person to blame!!!

toblerone

Mondelēz International, Inc., formerly Kraft Foods!

Why did you do it!!

Don’t mess with our Toblerone!

Christmas and Duty Free will never be the same again.

RIP Toblerone i’m off to get a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

 

Pobz

Here we go week 4!

Despite the title this one does have a humorous ending.


First of all you’re going to need a piece of paper & a pen or pencil …. Off you go.

Got them? Good then let us begin.

We all know that person in the group who can read body language and is an expert on people, no? Oh well they are probably lurking in the group watching you all for their dissertation.

I’ve met a few actual training psychologists in my time through friends and occasionally you look at their partner and you wonder if it’s more like they’re a study case than a husband / wife!

Anyway here’s a bit of light-hearted fun…. Complete the first section before skipping to the end for your 100% accurate and official analysis 🙂

 

 

Draw the Pig

 

DON’T CHEAT, BECAUSE IF YOU DO IT WON’T WORK.  DRAW THE PIG FIRST AND JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.  IT WON’T TAKE BUT A MINUTE.

HAVE FUN.

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On a blank piece of paper draw a pig. Then scroll down and read the interpretation of your pig!!

Draw your pig first!  And don’t look at the next part until you are done!  It won’t be fun if you look first!!!

The pig serves as a useful test of the personality traits of the drawer.

If the pig is drawn;

 

  • Toward the top of the paper, you are positive and optimistic.
  • Toward the middle, you are a realist.
  • Toward the bottom, you are pessimistic, and have a tendency to behave negatively.

 

  • Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)
  • Facing right, you are innovative and active, but don’t have a strong sense of family, nor do you remember dates.
  • Facing front (looking at you), you are direct, enjoy playing devil’s advocate and neither fear nor avoid discussions.
  • Facing away & looking back over its shoulder at you … you have issues & an anal fixation … seriously get help!!

 

  • With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
  • With few details, you are emotional and naïve, you care little for details and are a risk-taker.

 

  • With less than 4 legs showing, you are insecure or are living through a period of major change.
  • With 4 legs showing, you are secure, stubborn, and stick to your ideals.

 

  • The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are. (The bigger the better)

 

  • The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life!!!! (And again more is better!)

 

OK, who didn’t draw a tail???

 

Have a good weekend, catch you next week.

 

PoBz

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