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 […]Read More Moving Swiftly On…
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
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 […]Read More I’m Promising Nothing
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
Years ago, my friend Susan sent me this valentine card. It has to have been 1979 or 80 which is weird because I thought it was from some other time, a bit later, when we were flatmates in Edinburgh, but I read the back for the first time in ages while I was photographing it […]Read More Oh no, love, you’re not alone – I didn’t get one either
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
Friday was ridiculously hot. It was Zone 1 London in the summer hot, with that intimation of hosepipe bans and the feel that it could be one of those summers where fans sell out and people start whining about it being TOO HOT. I don’t like to be a curmudgeon, and while my mind […]Read More In Praise of Shitty Weather
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!
Sunday on the Riviera. Mid March, I suppose by now we’d be calling it spring. But, you know, there wasn’t a proper winter, so it’s sort of snuck up on us. And now, if it isn’t raining or cloud covered it’s blasting sunshine. For the first time in a long time I took the dog […]Read More Swans for Breakfast
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!