Breast Screening, Mammograms, whatever!

Here I am two years after having had my first ever Mammogram.  You can read about the first one here.  The first one was not an unpleasant experience.

I don’t know why I must have another one so soon, but maybe it is because I moved.  Anyway, its free and is a good thing to have done.

So there I was in a mobile unit outside the hospital.  The technician was pleasant and I didn’t have to go through the fifty question routine.  My physical experience was not as comfortable as the last time.  Last time, I experienced some minor discomfort.  This time was a bit more uncomfortable.  I think I got squished more than necessary.  Fortunately, I am not shy of saying when something is hurting, so the technician had to try again.  She was very nice about it and it wasn’t too bad.

I was in and out in a relatively short amount of time.

As I’ve said before, I think it is a very good idea to go and have a mammogram or breast screening.  Whatever the minor discomfort, it could possibly save your life.  I get my results in a few weeks.  Keep fingers crossed.

Here is a link to the NHS Breast Screening website:

Airbourne 2011-Day 4

Today was the last day of Airbourne and it started out damp and dull, but surprise, surprise, it cleared up and we had another fantastic day for the planes.

First up were The Red Arrows and although I took some nice photos of the formations, I managed to capture something special that I wasn’t able to do yesterday – Hearts!

The Red Arrows - Palm Tree
The Red Arrows - Heart
SWIP Team-Silence Twister-Hearts
The Blades Heart
The Red Arrows

I am still editing photos and as I shot them in RAW, it is taking awhile, so I will leave you with a photo of my favourite thing in Eastbourne, The Pier.

The Eastbourne Pier

I just came back from watching the fireworks display.  This time I just watched them and enjoyed them.  They were fabulous.  Ah well, will now have to wait another year.

Airbourne 2011-Day 3

The day started very badly weatherwise.  It was pouring with rain and I was wondering if we were going to have an airshow at all.  However, at the last minute, the skies cleared and we had wonderful sunny weather all afternoon. 🙂

The Sea Gypsies were doing a little performance at ‘Hairbourne’ and I managed to take a few nice shots of the ladies that I have classes with.

The Sea Gypsies

My teacher, Alison, is the one in the middle in Pink.  I felt like joining in, but that gave me a bit of camera shake!

As I am getting ready for day 4, I thought I would leave you with another shot of some very brave ladies.

The Breitling Wing Walkers