Category Archives: Lincoln


OuchWarning when walking down streets. Watch out for falling roof slates. They hurt, hurt lots. Not only that but they can cause a large amount of blood to appear.
Yesterday as I just left the doctors surgery a roof slate fell off of a house on Portland Street and straight on to my head. Blood was everywhere, we run into the Sun Cafe where kind staff, volunteers and locals called for an ambulance and kept pressure on the wound.
The ambulance staff got me to A&E quickly, and after spending 1.5 hours waiting a doctor examined me. Turned out that the cut which was first expected to be about 1-2cm turned out to be 10, I needed nine stitches and have wrecked a t-shirt from the massive blood stain.
I was kept in overnight and got almost no sleep as between the nurse checking my blood pressure every hour an old lady kept shouting in her sleep.
In the morning I was allowed to leave, but have to return next week for a check-up.

Cheap flights in the Echo?

During this and last week the Lincolnshire Echo have been running a promotion with RyanAir to get 1p flights.
To get your cheap flight you need to buy 12 newspapers collecting the letters which appear each day. Next you need to rearrange these letters in to a 3 word passphrase to get the cheap flights via a special URL.
To put this offer to the test I went to the RyanAir website on the weekend to look at the price of flights if I booked them right now.
What did I find? The ability to book flights from 1p without the need for any Echo promotional code. My worry for the Echo readers is that they will wait until Saturday for the last letters to appear and then suddenly find all the cheap seats to have gone as other readers have got there first. To avoid this problem Heather and I booked two return flights to Dublin straight away all in for £67.96 from East Midlands Airport. Compared to the cost of getting a Saver Return to London of £105.40, it allows us to get a much nicer hotel room and hopefully we won’t have to stand all the way as well.