The smear test itself didn't take long and wasn't particularly uncomfortable. Instead of the cold metal pieces of equipment that were used up until recently, my doctor showed me the speculum - a disposable plastic tool used to carry out the test - and urged me to stay relaxed.
Leading campaign group NoToDogMeat have been actively trying to stop the horror of this summer's solstice of greed and barbarism. For a moment it looked like we were about to meet with success as it was hinted that it was to be banned this year. However it has already started.
I've worked to focus others on person first language. Our daughter is, after all, a little girl who has Down's syndrome. She is not a Down's girl, or a Down's. If I'd got that wrong I would have apologised with my hands in the air.