Another very grey day greeted us as we woke up today. I thought it was milder but as I I took Louis out to the garden the wind is still there with its icy fingers hitting you in the face.
The water went off at 10am as the valve had to be mended that blew last week.
We put water in the kettle and a saucepan and then I forgot I wouldn’t be able to shower. Oh dear I had to wait 2 hours for the water to come back on.
I worked on the computer with Debbie trying to sort out where to send Prof Vogl’s Paper which was great as we learnt who to contact for funding trials in the Uk, all interesting reading.
Until a research ethics committee approves a clinical trial, researchers cannot ask any participants to join it.
The committees are independent both of the researchers whose work they are reviewing and of those who pay for the research.
The ethics committees that review clinical trials in the NHS are part of the National Research Ethics Service. This service is beginning to publish plain-language summaries of clinical trials that are understandable by anyone.
Before they start a trial, researchers have to submit a detailed plan of their proposed research (protocol) to a recognised research ethics committee. They may also need approval from other regulators.
All clinical trials of medicines need to be authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency(MHRA), as do studies on medical devices.
An online system called the Integrated Research Application System allows researchers to use a single set of information to apply to the research ethics committee and to other regulators.
Great info and I have learnt such a lot from researching -The whole of googling is great Education and I sit for long hours into the night reading so much.
My Second Book is coming along as well –bit by bit pages come together. It is so very hard to sit down and write about your life as sometimes life is just a day to day doing the same thing. I try to do things we love but sometimes just to sit and watch telly is so nice.
My Just giving page has had money entered into it so that has been really growing for 2013, All very exciting.
Ray is strumming away on his guitar now and Louis is asleep on the armchair.
We have been into Faversham and parked at the Recreation field. Louis Ran off lead and played with his ball as we walked. I love to see him when he is finding freedom.
Nowadays we have to be so careful though in case the dogs run off and nasty people pick them up and do the most rotten of things.
It is a sad world at times. I wish they would make the punishment fit the crime.
The Recreation Ground was created in 1860 and covers some 20 acres. The cost of providing “the Rec” was met mainly from the bequest of the great Faversham benefactor Henry Wreight, but also by subscriptions from townspeople.
The central area is bounded by lime avenues and there is a Victorian keeper’s lodge and summer house, used and cared for by Faversham Rugby Club.
It has an enclosed playground for children and a skate park, which is free to use 24 hours a day.
I had written to DFRA and asked if they were now chipping all dogs could the have a tracker in the chip.
I had a reply today.
My Email from DEFRA Dear Ms Nye,
Thank you for your email of 13 February about microchipping. I have been asked to reply.
We are not aware of the sort of tracker you are inquiring about. Such a tracking device would need a power source which would likely be fairly large, and much too large to fit on a microchip which is only the size of a grain of rice.
Defra – Customer Contact Unit
So I have to agree to that .
What to do for dinner tonight
- 1 x green, red and yellow peppers, chopped
- 1 x red onion, chopped
- 1 x courgette, chopped
- 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
- Low calorie cooking spray
- 400g canned butterbeans
- Herbs eg basil, rosemary
- 1 tbsp red pesto
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Spread the courgette, onion, pepper and tomatoes in a shallow roasting tin and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a sprinkle of herbs. Cover the tin with foil and cook for 30 minutes – or until the vegetables look juicy and tempting to eat.
- Meanwhile, heat the butterbeans as per the instructions and drain. Stir in 1 level tbsp red pesto, the roasted vegetables and serve.
Tip: Delicious served warm with rice, pasta or jacket potatoes. Equally as delicious enjoyed cold in a lunch box.
Yogurt for Sweet and thats me happy but not Ray so I will have to cook a pork chop and a Roast Potatoes and drawl over it.