David Coulthard - It Is What It Is

I make no secret of the fact that I have been a fan of David Coulthard since he entered F1 in 1994.

DC grew up in south-west Scotland like myself, so the fact that a local boy had made it to the very top of his chosen profession - coupled with the fact that this profession happened to be my favourite sport and was televised every other week made it all the easier for me to follow and support him through his career.

I stumbled across this website - Blog Duck - today, and have now spent a little while reading the last few posts.

The layout is nice, clean and clear which makes the reading of what he has to say that much easier on the eyes!  The content of the site is there to offer hints and tips to bloggers on making their blogs better and hopefully attract more readers.

The latest post today was what really struck a chord with me as it concerned the design of a blog - I’m sure anyone who has a blog will empathise with the ongoing desire to change the design and layout.  I’ve only had this blog a couple of months and I’ve changed it a few times already!

I have finally got round to watching the third episode of this series. This one follows the story of Olivia and Zakk.

Olivia is a three year old from Kent who was diagnosed about nine months before the programme started. Her treatment seems to be doing the trick and the cancer is now in remission, however she is still facing very invasive and painful treatment to come.

After the first episode of this series, I was a little more prepared for this one - but nothing really prepares you for watching a programme like this.

The heartening news from the opening to the programme is that the survival rate is so much better nowadays - 80% now as opposed to all victims not surviving past the first year a few years ago.

Tonight’s programme focused on a 6-year old little girl called Ellie, and a 15-year old boy called Andrew.

This must rank as some of the hardest TV viewing I’ve ever subjected myself to – though the programme title was obviously a bit of a clue that all wasn’t going to be plain sailing.

The show on 12th June 2007 was the first in a new series documenting the story of a few patients’ journey from diagnosis through whatever treatment was deemed necessary during the period of time the film crew were present. Obviously the crew would only be available for a few months, the treatment may continue for a lifetime, however short or long that may be.

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