Up up and away.....

by The Squirrell 31. December 2010 16:17

Well it's here!!....


I sent up a wish to the stars....

(In the medium of a hot air balloon!!)

Happy New Year to all from a jubilated Transplant recipient!!



Top Day annoying the neighbours!....

by The Squirrell 31. December 2010 13:05

A huge Thanks to my friend George ( & friends) for setting

up a clay pigeon shoot today, to celebrate New Years Eve.

(And amusing me with thier efforts to get a 4WD Quad to

wheelie, by sitting on the back, then accelerating!!)

We all had a top day in the fresh air, returning some clay to

whence it came! (& Annoying the neighbours no doubt, with the



My new internal friend powered me up and down the fields all day

effortlessly (If only the legs were in better shape?!)

We welcomed 2011 with a BANG (Or 200?!)




Done it!.......

by The Squirrell 30. December 2010 02:21

As you may know from my previous postings I

recentley had the "Typical Matt" idea to build an

Enduro/Motocross bike, then road register it for fun!!....

In a conversation earlier in the year with my friend Lewis,

I told him (Bravely!) ......

"I WILL finish it by the end of the year!...."

DONE IT!....

My wonderful new heart, kept me warm on the long nights

in the garage, and kept my energy coming (In times when

I could have just set it alight, and drank Brandy by the warmth

of its blaze!!...)

The pictures tell its tale!.....



Merry Xmas......

by The Squirrell 25. December 2010 09:44

Well we had a white Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all, and HUGE thanks to QEH for making

it possible for the Squirrel to enjoy another one!




Could it be?......

by The Squirrell 17. December 2010 10:59

Could it be....


Are we in for a white Xmas?


Judging by the view in my back garden this morning

I am will to bet on it!....



Father Christmas?.....

by The Squirrell 15. December 2010 06:04

My (limited) understanding of Father Christmas / Santas is;


1) He is a jolly fellow.

2) He has Grey or White hair.

3) He has a Grey or White beard/furry chin.

4) He is a rotund/larger size.

5) Wears Red and White attire.

6) Sneaks around your house eating and drinking what's left out for him.


I am slightly confused, as he is NOT how I pictured him?!.......




Petition......Please sign!

by The Squirrell 12. December 2010 10:27

I am still 407 signatures short on my petition!

(Need 500 before government will take petition!)



If you haven't already signed, please do so!

(And send the link to as many as you can, EVERY

signature counts!)





About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....



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