Good to hear back from you Rick, wondered what the email notification was after six months! Looks like the message got chopped off before we got the to the running part. Look forward to reading the rest if you care to post it!
Rejection email for me this year, to go with the collection of rejection magazines. As I believe I posted on these forums last year, they can shove their marathon where the sun don't shine - until the ballot opens next year and I enter again.
Off to do the Euromillions, pretty much the same odds it feels!
"For the first time this year, we are trialling an e-zine version of the Commiserations magazine. A random selection of approximately 50 per cent of unsuccessful applicants are sent the Commiserations magazine and the remainder are sent the e-zine version. Overseas applicants will be contacted via email."
Speaking from experience Rick! Had the odd one or two, then drank a ridiculous amount of coffee one day, went for a run on a stressful day the next and had palpitation for a week, fixed eventually by beta blockers. While I had it they put me on aspirin with the plan being to go to blood thinners to reduce stroke risk. Once it went away docs were happy to stop the meds and not seen it since - I drink less coffee too (but still some).
Glad to hear you stopped. You'd have probably struggled anyway as you have less puff during palpitations.
They are surprisingly common, once I mentioned I'd had one lots of others said they had too.