by The Squirrell 27. June 2011 01:24

Bit worried about my Jane....

She seems to be putting on weight fast?

Only seems to be over the last 4 months though??!!


(Little Boy,  Due Mid November!!... WATCH THIS SPACE!!)


Centenary....Top day out!

by The Squirrell 26. June 2011 14:24

I am a life member of Bristol Motor Club, which is one of the

oldest motor clubs.

This year we celebrate our 100 year anniversary!

We planned an event, where we wanted to have a car from

EVERY year of the clubs life, and to range from the exotic road

cars, to historic race cars to show visitors a synopsis of motoring

and motorsport in the last 100 years! (& the club put on a nice

champagne reception for members and exhibitors to boot!)


I drove up early to Castle Coomb to help see cars in, and show

entrants where to park. As I watched the wipers scrape the rain

of the Astons windscreen on the way up, and the fog loomed, my

heart sank, at the thought of a lousy day and lots of precious

cars getting soaked?!

HOW WRONG WAS I....It was a glorious day!

(The old Aston Martin and I even enjoyed a few laps of the circuit!!)

All the attendees, visitors, car fanatics, had a great day, and my

new heart has put on some milage! Good job I have an MOT

at QEH booked for next week!! (Maybe I will ask for an oil change to?!)






Good Excuse.....

by The Squirrell 8. June 2011 03:05

No one should have a GOOD excuse for a photo like this?!

Captions on a post card to.......    ;-)




"Sven" - still making me laugh....

by The Squirrell 8. June 2011 00:45

Photos from my recent ebay advert for my

OLD Volvo..."Sven The Viking" (Due to his

norse-ish origins!)

As he was such a beloved old tank, I decided a suitably memorable advert should

be done to pay homage to his character and Viking spirit!

They still make me laugh, and got 984 hits on ebay!!

My new ticker had such a giggle!






by The Squirrell 1. June 2011 23:49

Got my QEH appointment on Monday!... (4.7.11)

I am apprehensive (As usual.)

Glad in some ways, as I have been feeling out of breath, and also

been gaining weight FAST, despite eating carefully, and exercising etc?

I am hoping nothing is aray??......

Wish me luck!


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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