• Disability issues

    Reflections

    What a title – ‘reflections’?  Not exactly a draw-you-in type title is it? I’m useless at thinking  up titles anyway. Perhaps I should write first and title afterwards.  The thing is I wrote it because it was just what I was doing – reflecting.  Being confined to a wheelchair there is plenty of time to do it.  This morning we have sunshine at last so I can sit here in the kitchen with my coffee with the doors open and look out at my lovely garden (courtesy of the lady who lived here before us, none of our doing!). At the top of the hill in front of me is…

  • Disability issues

    The Journey Continues

    Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton I’ve been trying to get this blog going for ages.   I keep an ideas log where I have been trying out all the things I might write about.  The main thing is that I don’t want this to be a depressing place that people don’t want to visit. I had a blog years ago which I kept very lighthearted. I kept my MS out of it. It was all very new to me then, and I was trying to come to terms with being chronically ill. I did not want to be…

  • Politics - my view

    O my days (first published 10/10/18)

    Photograph courtesy of Slate Pictures This post was written last October after a long period of inactivity on my part. Rereading it now, it’s seems even more relevant. I thought I should repost it. Obviously those in government have changed since then. ‘Now I feel ready to write again but where to start? Brexit? Boris Johnson? Donald Trump? It’s actually all too much I’d be writing for hours and much of it would be boring and probably unacceptable. What I will say is this; when did we stop doing politics in the way we are known for? In other words when did we forget what democracy in this country means?…