The blog of a travelling psychiatrist and football lover. Who happens to be a halfway decent photographer. Takes a cynical view of the world

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Cayman Islands Here We come

Some great news tonight. My Scuba diving instructor daughter, also known as my middlest, has been offered a job in the Cayman Islands. I am now going to become an expert in working travel out, when to go there, where to stay! my first attempts have not been so good. I had a look on the Marriott website, as have a fair amount of points saved up over the years and just randomly picked a date at the end of March. The bad news was no availability in the Cayman Island hotel, ok, but wait they were suggesting alternatives. Interesting, these began at 500 kms away and extended to 2500 km away. Bit like trying to book a London hotel and being told ” sorry but Barcelona is available”…….

the ramifications will be massive including the videas that she will post on You Tube. If you have a few minutes go to the site and type in Kim Bushe, beware there are a few, but look for the diving videos and in particular Roatan and the shark diving videos. These are fabulous and keep the sound on too as the music is also worth listening to!

Murder in kingston on thames

Just by chance sitting at the computer ordering Elena’s birthday presents very conveniently from Amazon. Selection of books and Lego. Her request! Elena was off school monday as she came back from Windmill hill the PGL place with cough and cold etc but is fine today. she has her entrance exam for Nonsuch school on thursday! Poor things exams at 10 years old to get into a school. Seems like all the good state schools here have about 1500 applicants for maybe 150 places, so not good odds. I am off to Berlin tomorrow for 3 days to present some data at a congress with my friend, the nurse from Manchester, john, who always gets me to smoke cigars! He is the one who eats 48 oz steaks and is already enquiring about steaks in Berlin. Have a busy time over next few weeks, have 2 days in Paris, 3 days in slovenia, 4 days in toronto and 4 days in indianapolis, and holiday over half term!
one interesting thing happened today. I took /elena to her tutoring after school and we passed a house all covered in police tape like a crime scene on the way into Kingston near the infamous Cambridge estate. Seems that there was a murder there last night. Lovely area this, bit like Mexico!! elena ( the 10 yr old for those who dont know her, think a younger version of hannah montana in terms of attitude and maybe singing ability too) informed me that they are doing forensic science at school. that would make an interesting school trip to a real murder scene. Information all care of Radio Jackie tweets! am off to Berlin in the morning so not much on here till the weekend.
seems an interesting game at wycombe tonight, wycombe 3 Preston 4. Preston will go up as champions of League 1 you heard it first, and Brentford will be in play-offs and we all know what will happen then………….


The movement of Kim around the globe has been associated with a much better geography knowledge. Previously I knew all the northern UK football towns due to the Brentford visits and know I have a decent knowledge of central USA. Looks a dangerous sort of conglommeration of countries all associated with death and destruction. Each day, well maybe week, there are stories of deaths in Mexico. Yesterday a journalist was found decapitated there. Her crime allegedly was to to inform on one of the drug cartels. Anyway, lets hope all is fine. whilst on the cruise last xmas there was the searching for a dead body floating in the sea off Venezuela. admittedly a Russian suicide.

Here we were promised a week of balmy sunshine,  and awoke to grey sky and rain.

Greyhound walking yesterday was less successful than usual. We took a dog called Jeniffer outto Painshill Park. Very happy dog remembered our car and very pleased with idea of car ride. At Painshill refused to get out and had to be dragged almost to the entrance, at which point we decided to go back to car. Cue Greyhound almost running back!!!! What does Jeniffer have against Painshill Park? Elena was off sschool today with viral symptoms but is going back tomorrow so nothing dreadful and I head off To Berlin on wednesday for 3 days.

Oldham 0 Brentford 2

An interesting week but one sadly that ended with me getting up at 4 am to travel to Heathrow and head for Dublin for a day of work. Why saturday? good question but the Irish often hold meetings then and I agreed to give a lecture on ADHD. Actually it all went well over there, nice audience and nice people. but to be waiting for a taxi booked for 5 am when it did not turn up was not idyllic. the guy rang me and said where was I, to which i replied outside my house. He was somewhere else, anyway then he arrives and the next piece of joy when he tells me in a very foreign language that this is his second day in the job and he has no idea how to get to Heathrow! now at 5 am i am cutting it quite fine timewise, thinking who else would be on the road. Well it all worked out. security at Terminal 1 did their best too to make me late. They stopped a sikh guy as he had what looked like a keyring and instead of just pulling him to one side and getting on with it, they stopped the whole security queue from moving. Anyway got picked up in a nice Mercedes limo and whisked off. Central dublin was so empty.

Return flight  in the middle of the afternoon meant no football for me today and that is painful, so no photos to upload. The tannoy announcer at Heathrow made me laugh as he sounded just like the ” compare the meerkat, compare the market” voice. Flights both ways on BMI who have that look of an airline in freefall. The staff are all generally morose and they seem to stop flying to where I want to go (Glasgow, Leeds, Durham Teeside) and initiate flights to where no-one in their right minds would want to go, places with Kazakstan, BAKU and tripoli, all come to mind. flight was maybe 60% full at best.

Brentford seemed to have played well at Oldham. They were 1-0 up and Llera got sent off for two yellow cards, but then Weston got a second. Season is looking good. If we can win a few home games then things could be interesting.

Kim may have reached Honduras by now. she had a wretched flight series with a 8 hour stop over at Newark, amounting to overnight and then a 2 hour delay on the final flight out of Houston but still seems happy on her blog. We will see her in about a month when she has qualified as a trained Scuba instructor.

The last produce from the garden was eaten tonight, before you get excited, they were 5 small strawberries from the eternal strawberry plant. We leave it out each winter where it gets rained on and snowed on and frosted, yet comes back stronger the following year. Our potatoes also seem to be growing somewhat, so homegrown charlotte potatoes for xmas are planned.

During the week had a few nice meals out. Red Peppers in Esher is worth a mention and Reds in Wimbledon and using my lovely Taste card getting 50% the food bill, it is quite cheap to eat out except when wife decides to have copious quantities of vanilla vodka………….

Finally work has been busy this week. I took part in a debate over ADHD at the UKAAN meeting at a venue that was next to the Savoy hotel, called IET Savoy Place. Great venue. Old fashioned lecture theatre with modern frills. Loved it. Am becoming increasingly fascinated with ADHD and things will be interesting next year when more adults start getting diagnosed with ADHD.

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