A Buffet of Senses

Two hard days down the migraine mine shaft, I've even missed my restorative yoga Monday evening with which I hope to offset the back pain from sitting in class today, so I head towards the pool before class. It's dazzling sunshine and perversely I stick to the shadows rather than go to the effort of … Continue reading A Buffet of Senses


Writing Course, Week Two – Spotty Cloth, Swimming Pool

Writing class. Everyone is back again for week two. Maybe one person missing? And mostly sitting in the same seats as last week. I'm anxious but not as anxious as last week, and mainly because I'd had such an aftermath of fatigue and migraine for days after so much sitting. I wonder if I could … Continue reading Writing Course, Week Two – Spotty Cloth, Swimming Pool

Did I Doodle?

First day of college and stupidly early, nearly late then stupidly early again. As predicted. I get the bus in and snooze my alarm several times en route. I really want a hair grabber though I know I won't be able to get one I like, because I've lost mine and I get too hot, … Continue reading Did I Doodle?

Hurry Up and Wait – Too Early to be Late

It's time. College is TODAY. I woke up this morning in a state of excitement or worry. What was it? Strong feeling. I had no ideas for writing, I had ideas for moving the fridge and all the furniture in the living room. I got up, and obviously couldn't move fridges. Not a thing. That … Continue reading Hurry Up and Wait – Too Early to be Late

Roll Up Your Sleeves, The Summer is Over

The season has shifted. We've got directional lighting, now. I took this photo on a morning dog walk. The summer of 2018 with it's month of no rain and hints of apocalypse is over, and, after an absence spanning since before I moved to Brighton to now, with very few exceptions, I'm back to writing. … Continue reading Roll Up Your Sleeves, The Summer is Over

Hurry Up and Wait

Everything feels a bit 'hurry up and wait' just now. I've found someone to swap flats with, but he wants to postpone, I've got a new neurologist, but I have to wait for some treatment, and the one I'm trying just now may or may not be helpful, and I'm still waiting to hear about … Continue reading Hurry Up and Wait

A Face on Her

When I first got ill I had a lot of residual fitness. This did not really seem like a big deal to me, because, like my health, I took it for granted. Okay, so I had a whole lot of pain, but I could get about, and actually after I stopped being able to work … Continue reading A Face on Her

I’m Promising Nothing

January is what it is. In the colder parts of the temperate world not only does it bring a post Xmas crash, and a slew of resolutions that are destined to be broken, but also it is the coldest time, and will still be dark in the afternoons. No one loves that, and people who … Continue reading I’m Promising Nothing

The Banality of Evil #2

Times are hard, yo. I've had my benefits cut and without getting boring here's the skinny. I am completely convinced that it is not in breach of Godwin's Law to say that the sick and disabled are suffering Hannah Arend's 'banality of evil' under this government. I was awarded a benefit for disability about a … Continue reading The Banality of Evil #2