Aled Treharne on September 28th, 2006

Paranoia is part of my job. I’m supposed to be paranoid, that’s how I stop security breaches. Someone once answered the question “Is that too much paranoia?” with “It’s not paranoia when you know they’re out to get you.” The problem is that it fuels my insecurities. I’m so used to imagining worst-case scenarios at […]

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Aled Treharne on September 28th, 2006

For the first time in ages, today I had cheese and Marmite sandwiches. So imagine my surprise when I heard over the radio that it was World Marmite Day today…or not: Female presenter: …and today is World Marmite Day. <pause> Male presenter: [guffaw] Er, I think you misread that… Female presenter: What? It’s World Mar…Marm…Maritime […]

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Aled Treharne on September 26th, 2006

I didn’t even get out of the office this time. This was an informational message from the police – we were supposed to be attending a training day with them tomorrow, but it’s been cancelled “…for operational reasons.”

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Aled Treharne on September 26th, 2006

Here we go, no details yet, but I’m off to pick Christian up.

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Aled Treharne on September 26th, 2006

Over the weekend I, along with around 200 other mountain rescuers descended on Lancaster University for the biennial Mountain Rescue conference. We had some fascinating talks, including visitors from ARCC Kinloss (where SAR helicopters are tasked from); a FltSgt from RAF Lossiemouth who talked about the Sea King that went down in the Cairngorms last […]

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Aled Treharne on September 17th, 2006

That was a long day. By 0900 this morning I was already on a Landrover heading out of base and up to the Neuadd valley. I’ve spoken of the Neuadd valley before, but this time there was no snow. We had a missing 24 year old man, who’d gone out to take photographs of the […]

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Aled Treharne on September 14th, 2006

There’s an area call in progress here at the moment – I’m a little bit busy at work, so can’t attend this one. *sulk*

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Aled Treharne on September 13th, 2006

I blame . I’ve been studiously avoiding drinking coffee on a regular basis since I came back from the US in 2000 – mainly to avoid the stinking headaches I’d get on Saturday mornings from the caffeine withdrawal. However,  has brought in some particularly nice hazelnut flavoured coffee into the office “for general use”. It’s […]

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Aled Treharne on September 13th, 2006

What a great start to the day. Oh, look out, make sure you don’t slip on the pool of sarcasm that’s dripping off that last statement… I’m still at home at the moment, having been called on my way and sent back home to try and work out what’s going on with all of our […]

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Aled Treharne on September 11th, 2006

We’ve just had a quick callout, a search though it’s been quickly stood down as the misper was found. I have scant details at the moment as I left my pager behind today – my kit was in disarray last night, my diesel state this month is poor and I have shedloads of work to […]

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