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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

More curve balls


Coming up to my wedding in 2008 I had noticed a lesion in my mouth that hadn't gone away. I had it biopsied a few weeks before my wedding but asked them not to tell me the results until I returned from my honeymoon. I could tell from the doctor's grim expression that it wasn't looking good but I at least wanted to get married and let the happiest day of my life be just that.