Who’s been a research participant?
I’ve always been interested in health research and around ten years ago I took part in a major program here, the Exeter 10,000.I was weighed, measured, blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and the information gathered was added to a database.
Last time I checked, they had recruited close to the 10K participants they hoped. I was asked if it was okay to contact me if I matched any further studies.
The next one was quite interesting, two, 2 hour visits six months apart where I was put through some quite challenging, but good fun, memory tests. I received a report on that one and was pleased that I’d performed well.
Now today, I’m wearing some little gadgets that have made a few people laugh. I’ve been asked if I’m being ‘tagged’, as a criminal might. I have a sensor on my back,
One just above each ankle,
and one on each foot.
Some people believed me when I said it was a fashion statement. But most found the truth more interesting.
so now it’s nearly 9 pm, and the batteries will run out so it’s time to take the gdgets off. In the morning I take them back to Mubarack who will gather the information he needs, for his PHD research on balance as we age. Taking part was no problem for me. If you ever have the opportunity to help with someone’s research, stop and think where we’d be without it, and please, please take part if you can.
The Exeter 10,000
Yes, after the most horrible week of rain and wind today was sunny with blue sky. The dogs were champing at the bit, especially Flora who’s been recovering from her surgery, so their favourite destination, the valley park, was calling.
I could see the cows way off in the distance
You can’t tell from the pic but this is a very steep hill!
The land is farmed, cattle grazing in summer, arable and a fabuous meadow.
An organised walk for some, a run for others
A dramatic cloudful sky
Towards Wonford and the hospital
George rushing headlong to the steep valley
Looking north west of the city
This isn’t our way in, that was a mile or so back
I don’t think Jo’s posting a walk this Monday, but this is to wish her a Happy Birthday, have a fabulous week lovely girl 🙂
At least this orchid’s looking good.
I haven’t posted squares every day, but I did gather together more than I’ve posted so here are my last four.
Elmina Ghana lines of boats
Florence, Italy market lines
Kakum, Ghana canopy lines
Florence, Italy lines of light
I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to Becky’s next square challenge, many thanks lovely lady!
At the bottom of West Street in Exeter, this 3 storey merchants house is believed to date back to 1430,
So these wooden lines have been around a while.
Tomorrow is the last day of Becky’s Square lines challenge for October.
I’ve posted this poem here a couple of years ago, but recently Jo Spinks who runs a local community page on FB asked if she could add it to her photo.
I like what she did with it so I’m sharing it again.
Wordless Wordless will resume next week!
I find the history of textiles really interesting,this early carding machine gets the yarn all lined up.
Just today and two more chances to join Becky’s square challenge.
Not the sharpest of images, but I like the colours and the dark, twiggy lines.
Day 27 of 31 of Becky’s Square Lines
Loved the Lost Words exhibition today.
Just a week left of Becky’s square lines challenge and I haven’t managed as many as I’d hoped. Luckily she doesn’t mind, all are welcome with that lovely lady. Today mine is a hotch-potch of man made and natural, beside the Exe.
Today Becky has a gallery of square entries to share,so sit back and enjoy.