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 […]Read More Hurry Up and Wait
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 […]Read More 98 99 100… Coming, Ready or Not!
A bit of calm after the storm of migraine. I overdid it on the yoga and then there was a horrible migraine weather and between them they floored me. Not only was I migraining off my head, but also my feet, knees, and back were over-challenged from the yoga. Normally I know when to hold […]Read More A Migraine, Some Shopping, Dog Pictures, Mortality, and Sauce
I don’t have to think about it that hard to do a roundup for the year – I didn’t really have one. With chronic illness it’s hard not to consign whole tranches of time to scrap. Yes, I had my moments, and yes there were some good times and no, I’m not saying my life […]Read More Medication, Moderation, and Meditation – My Life With Invisible Illness
Yesterday I finally weighed in on the Independence debate. What do you mean, last minute? There is a WHOLE DAY to go yet! Anyway, I wrote about it on Facebook, and then on tumblr. Then, for good measure I copied it onto a site I’d not seen before, WriteHere.com which is easy to join and […]Read More Breakfast of Champions – Referendum, Writing, and Travel
Forgive me, readers, it has been some time since my last confession. If you are friended to me on the face book you will know that I have been moving house and beetling up and down to Brighton, to boot. And that I have had horrible deprivations on the broadband front. I’m still tethering, here, […]Read More Eye Eye!
Apparently this has been the wettest winter in 200 years. I’ve certainly been migraining more or less solidly since the August Bank Holiday, and the past couple of days of sunshine have been a welcome respite. When I surface I take a look around at what is going on and hope to God there’s nothing […]Read More Good Morning, Sunshine!
…was the first Philip K Dick book I ever read. Kenny McBeth lent it to me. I was somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, and had never read science fiction before. This seems as good a time as any to break it to you that I am neither going to give you a round […]Read More Now Wait for Last Year
“Since we live on an island, and have the sea about us, we cannot want an excellent cold bath” Do not fear, I have not been out bathing. I have been in bathing, inasmuch as I have bathed, in a bath, but there are those that do, in the sea. All year. No matter the weather. […]Read More In Brightlingstone
Seasons greetings, whatever theological or tribal stripe you may be, on this, the Solstice, the nadir of the year. It will reach it’s very zenith at 17.11 GMT. Unfortunately, that does not mean that sunny days are ahead. They are, but they’ll be a long time coming. We will have to content ourselves with incremental […]Read More Solstice and Shenanigans