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26 Jun 2012 by Chris Boughton
I left school at 15 years of age to train as an apprentice engineer in a local company. Although I attended college on a day release basis, for the next 7 years I did not reach degree standard, which is something that I have always regretted. Then, at 22 years of age, my career in management started, and for the next 25 years involved long hours and a fair amount of travel. This was always my excuse for not pursuing a degree level qualification - I was too busy being 'important' and travelling the world!
11 Jun 2012 by Chris Boughton
To say I have had a very eventful week would be a slight understatement! I was involved in a car accident on Wednesday morning and it looks like my car is a write off; I was very lucky that I wasn't a write off too. I was struck by another car whilst I was travelling at about 50mph. My car rolled through 360% sideways, at least twice, and ended up 30 meters into a field on the other side of the road, facing the opposite direction. I injured the top of my head and my back and I have a far bit of bruising and pain in various locations on my body but I was a very lucky boy to get off so lightly. Thankfully no one else was injured.
06 Jun 2012 by Briony Cooke
Once upon a time I used to go to the local swimming pool at 8 o’clock on a Sunday morning and swim 40 lengths non-stop. Afterwards, Sundays were spent madly multi-tasking: cooking a roast dinner while supervising violin practice and cleaning out the hamster. My life was governed by principles, targets and deadlines. My favourite sayings were: “Time waits for no man (woman)”, “She who hesitates is lost”, and “The early bird gets the worm”. I was always prepared and one step ahead of the game because I was Superwoman – until my untimely diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) killed that identity. For a while, I didn’t know who I was.
 
 
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