We arrived at Cambridge last Sunday evening after a drive from Central Bedfordshire. After an evening meal at the Greene Man we returned to our hotel, The Anstey Hall.

The purpose of my visit to Cambridge was a visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for Righthand Temporal Lobe brain surgery. The surgical team, that included Clinicians who worked in the hospital’s MRI Scanning facility and at the hospital’s Neuro oncology unit performed the procedure of brain tumour removal  with skill and thus they achieved  the best surgical outcomes possible.  As well the post operative aftercare provided by the nursing staff was attentive and caring.

As I write this blogpost I am experiencing the known effects of Temporal Lobe Brain Surgery, that manifest themselves as misinterpreted sensory inputs. For example, at this movement I can see a variety of fern like plants suspended in front of my face and other apparitions moving across my Apple Mac bluetooth keyboard as I write.

Whilst recovering from surgery I talked with a man who lived in Peterborough, who was a Badminton Coach before he became ill. He had been working with Peterborough youths to help them improve their badminton skills, by using funding he had gained from the European Union. Our conversation covered the contribution migrants had made to the communities we had both lived in. We also talked about his interest in migrant populations which had involved him chronicling the economic contribution of the first Asian man to have made a life for himself and his family in Peterborough.

Finally, there was good news for Luton Town FC Supporters yesterday as the football club’s planning application to build a new stadium at Power Court was approved by Luton Borough Council’s Development Control Committee. Clearly this decision helped to alleviate the Council’s culpability in relation to the adhoc brutalist development of Luton Town Centre and the proposed developments in the North Chilterns AONB in the area North of Luton and around London Luton Airport for which the Labour Council have been responsible for many years now.