Perilous Pond became the first outdoor swimming pool in London, renamed Peerless Pool in 1805, closed and drained in 1850 it is now Peerless Street. The first time I saw the Children’s Eye Hospital I thought the jagged fascia rather cruel. YOU COULD PUT SOMEBODY’S EYE OUT WITH THAT! Sharp metal shards suspended, screening the […]Read More The Pleasure Bath
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
In a previous iteration I was pretty active for a non sporty type. Like, I started swimming regularly because there was a laundry at my local pool at St George’s. A large load bought me a 40 minute swim. I don’t hate laundrettes, in fact, when I was a kid my mum was friends with the […]Read More Breast Up, Back Down
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!
“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
It’s coming up to Invisible Illness Week so here’s my response to the 30 things questionnaire you just clicked through to (well, if you didn’t it’s there anyway, just like the tree that fell in the forest). 1. The illness I live with is: fibromyalgia and chronic migraine. Some say chicken, some say egg, either […]Read More 30 Things Meme – Invisible Illness Week (Small Life)
The photos to complement previous posts When in Spain and Work, Rest, and PlayRead More Holiday Snaps
Today is a bit of a write off. I mean, a lot of my days are more or less writes offs, but today I was envisitated (new word, thankyouverymuch, I expect to be invited to be in the OED within weeks) by a couple of chaps keen to paint one of my cupboards against mould. […]Read More Write Off Days
Last night I went to see Jon Kabat Zinn at the Friends’ Meeting House in Euston. It was hosted by Action For Happiness. It was billed as “An Evening With” and pitched at a general audience so I didn’t expect it to be anything I hadn’t heard before, and it wasn’t. It was more like […]Read More Yoga Rage