The following articles are a place for me to share my personal interests and experiences.

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal in the foothills around Everest.

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A few pictures of Nepal mountains

A few pictures of Nepal mountains (March 2004)
Pokhalde Peak (5800m) & Island Peak or Imja Tse (6120m)...

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A short poem

A short poem by contemporary French poet Jacques Prevert…

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Lord of the Rings

At last a film company has had the courage to make a stunning version of the great Tolkien classic !..

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Digital video

For some years now I have been able to use video of microsurgical operations and edit them on my PC. This allows me to construct teaching videos for my junior staff. It is always helpful to see the next day’s operation before it happens and they learn about the operation quicker.


For the last thirteen years I have been into jogging. This has resulted in doing the Great North Run (half marathon) every year. It is a great way to raise money for our Neurosurgical unit and some selected charities. Actually, jogging keeps you fit and can be done without expense anywhere in the world. It is a good way to look around new places especially if you are traveling because of work.