Wednesday, 14 November 2007

There's No Place Like Home


Since Last Post P/L: £6.64
Monthly P/L: £25.61
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It's nice to go away but it's also nice to come home. The holiday was fantastic and much needed but there's a certain comfort in making a cup of tea in your own kitchen and falling off to sleep in your own bed, although I'm already missing the delights of having a daily 'power' shower courtesy of a splendid hotel bathroom. Getting away and having a healthy dose of sun was just what the doctor ordered and thankfully I'm feeling much more relaxed.
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So what about the chromosone test results from Nic's amniocentesis?
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Did we get them whilst we were away?
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Yes we did, and the great news is that they all came back clear so the only thing we have to worry about now is the baby's heart condition. I say 'only' but I realise that many more challenges lie ahead and this is just one step along that path. I've said it before and I'll say it again, thanks to everyone for their support and goodwill messages over the last few weeks and in particular Kathy & Michael. Kathy left a comment to one of my earlier posts explaining that she had a daughter with Down Syndrome and although things were tough to begin with, it wasn't long before the charm of her daughter showed them how lucky they were and that you haven't been truly loved until you have been loved and adored by a child with DS. I totally understand her comments and I'm very grateful to her for taking the timeout to provide some very sound advice for me and Nic. On reflection, I hope I didn't upset anyone who has a child with Down Syndrome in my previous post as this was not my intention.
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With a brighter outlook on life I got involved in a tiny bit of soccer action last night by taking a look at Bournemouth v MK Dons in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. As many of you know, I've tried many times to figure out a way of trading this sport but I continue to draw a blank. On this occasion I can report a very small gain of £6.64 which is better than a loss but unfortunately I didn't stumble upon any revelations on how to make consistent profits.
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So, what next? I'm still off work until Monday so I'm planning an assault on One Day and Test Match cricket until then. I've done quite a bit of research into how Test matches differ from the One Day game so hopefully I can prove to myself that my hardwork has paid off by producing a few green numbers over the next week. If I can it will give me greater confidence and an extra string to my bow as I look to make it through the Winter.
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Any other news? Well, I've come across a new site called 'Betting Blogs' which provides a round up of everything going on in the trading blog world. A great idea and an ideal one stop shop if you haven't got the time to go round each one individually. I'll be keeping an eye on this site myself and have also added a link to it under 'Useful Links' on the right handside of my blog.
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Ah, there is one other thing - I'm now the proud stakeholder of a Football Club. Yep, that's right, I've coughed up the £35 membership fee to join the band of footie supporters getting behind Ebbsfleet United. If you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about then take a look at this BBC News article or the MyFootballClub website for yourself. It's an interesting idea and one that may or may not work but it'll be fun to be a part of it so why not give it a go? The more supporters that cough up some dough the better the chance the club will get promoted to the Football League and then who knows!
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8 comments:

STST said...

Good to hear about the results. Hope everything goes well from now on too.
Good luck to all three of you.

Take Care

Gareth

Man of Mystery said...

Great news Mark and welcome back.

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Gareth,

Cheers mate - nice to see you making a good profit too!

All the best,

Mark

Mark Iverson said...

Hi John,

Strangely enough it's nice to be back!

Thanks for the best wishes mate.

All the best,

Mark

dip said...

Hi Mark,
Very good news.
All the best.
Dip

Mark Iverson said...

Hi Dip,

Thanks alot mate nad for your previous advice.

All the best,

Mark

The Ante Poster said...

hi there,
good to hear things going well, here if you need any doctorly advice!
ante

p.s.s back unders and draws in obviously dull matches and lay of through the game as no goals are scored :-)

Mark Iverson said...

Thanks ante poster,

Cheers for the support and for the advice.

All the best,

Mark