8,730: A Shortage of Doctors and Odious Numbers

8,730: A Shortage of Doctors and Odious Numbers

We don’t have enough doctors in the UK: we’re about 12,000 short of where we (apparently) should be. In 2019, 8,730 students graduated with a medical degree in the UK. There is a cap on the number as the training is subsidised by the government and also the students...
Number 30: Coprime Numbers,  Crete and Food Shows

Number 30: Coprime Numbers, Crete and Food Shows

A couple of weeks ago I went to the BBC Good Food Show at Birmingham NEC with my husband, Howard. This was my first ever visit and I had no idea what to expect. One thing that I did expect (which didn’t happen) was that I’d buy a whole lot of food. To this end I took...
Number 139: Twitter polls, Mumbai and Deficient Numbers

Number 139: Twitter polls, Mumbai and Deficient Numbers

One thing I do in my spare time is to help out with the twitter for our local cycling campaign. They are an enthusiastic group and I love being involved with something that is so current. As a keen cyclist (tandem) it’s of great interest to me to see improvements for...
Cycling and Seoul Holidays

Cycling and Seoul Holidays

The evenings are getting lighter by the week and we have taken to going cycling more often. It’s fun to go to a country pub, have a couple of drinks and enjoy the scenery. Last time we cycled out to a pub in the evening there were bar snacks on – about £5/each. They...
Chopping Logs and Islands in the Caribbean: Part 2

Chopping Logs and Islands in the Caribbean: Part 2

This blog post is the second and final part of my posts about Caribbean islands. I was hoping to plan a cycling holiday to Guadeloupe in January 2023 as it is particularly great for cycling. We also wanted to include a visit to Barbados. We had postponed a holiday to...
Chopping Logs and Islands in the Caribbean

Chopping Logs and Islands in the Caribbean

As we all know the price of fuel is rocketing. Last week it passed two Euros per litre. Prices are rising all the time. Inflation in the UK is well over 6% which is the highest it has been for 30 years. And it’s unlikely to stop. Some people are already being very...