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


Moving Swiftly On…

I wasn't sure I'd write any more posts in this blog. It seemed as though it would be a good time to stop when I moved out of London, leaving the WordPress blog gated by the time when I moved to Tottenham through to the time when I left Islington, and now that I'm at … Continue reading Moving Swiftly On…

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

98 99 100… Coming, Ready or Not!

It's been over a month since I last wrote. I know this because I'd intended to write around my birthday and then I went on the skids and never looked back. I'd been writing, too, not only here, but because I'd been going to a class run by Fran Isherwood I was feeling focused and able … Continue reading 98 99 100… Coming, Ready or Not!

The Beginning of the End

I miss the Buddhists. I did not mean to become a hermit but that, in relative terms, is what I have become. I find my efforts to ‘go forth’ as the Buddhists frame it rather thwarted, due to chronic migraine and fibromyalgia. Conditions, if they are not of a piece are certainly well matched in … Continue reading The Beginning of the End