Stretching Was Once a Form of Torture


“Try not to associate bodily defect with mental, my good friend, except for a solid reason.” ― Charles Dickens.        Today, I attended another physio appointment.  I never thought that I would, but I am now well into my course of physio.  It’s actually going very well.  When physiotherapy was first suggested to me, … Continue reading Stretching Was Once a Form of Torture

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Tonight Our Friend May Die


Our friend is the bringer of light Ageless and timeless of years But right now she’s caught in a fight That plays into all our fears. We hold she and her husband dear Right now our hearts simply bleed That we may lose her is our fear ‘Let her stay’ we pray and plead. Kindred … Continue reading Tonight Our Friend May Die

Chairs and Cheesecake


“Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan.         Today, I am thinking about the lack of provision of seating for people with disabilities, or even just frailties, in many of our communal areas such as shops, high streets, parks and other day to day venues … Continue reading Chairs and Cheesecake

Continuing Bonds


“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”  ― E.A. Bucchianeri.      All too often, my family has experienced loss and the inevitable grief that follows.  I learnt, at the young age of six years, what it means for a person to die.  I learnt what it … Continue reading Continuing Bonds

Kicking a Businessman


Theatreland.  Covent Garden. “Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”  ― Charlotte Eriksson.       Some friends of ours own a couple of properties in Covent Garden … Continue reading Kicking a Businessman