Monthly Archives: September 2014

Achilles Blog 55 – 30.9.14. All the good things about Noah – and strangers

My fame preceded me when the new term started a few weeks ago at St. W’s primary school… a young girl I didn’t recognise ran up to me as I sat in the special reading room in the junior school … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 54 – 26.9.14. Much Ado about next-to-nothing

I love walking out the door with next-to-nothing. About half a dozen times in the last 2 years I’ve walked the half hour it takes to walk the 2 miles to the gym. I especially like cool, clear mornings…..I put … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 53 – 22.9.14. My kind of golf

Brushing my teeth has become very painful indeed. This is because I do it standing on a golf ball. On physio Piotr’s advice, I have now graduated from massage with the yellow spikey ball (it is not painful enough now!) … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 52 – 19.9.14. I can do anything good!

I love my body. Love it. Love that every part works so beautifully and that I do not have to think about whether to breathe or digest my food. But until pretty recently I took absolutely no notice of it…. … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 51 – 15.9.14. Motown, the Body and Scotland

OK. On Saturday, I put on a pair of wedges (pic) and managed (with care but reasonable ease) to go up the many stairs of niece B’s house-share without toppling over! I also wore a skirt, fancy blue lacy top, … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 50 – 12.9.14. Pretending to be Kate Moss

Saw Physio Piotr this week – he’s a hard task-master and confirmed that my ankle had indeed improved… but it was not good enough. After exercise/walking, I am getting some pain to either side of my heel. This, says Piotr, … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 49 – 9.9.14. A long, running jump

Woke up this morning to the most beautiful California blue sky (see pic) ….but in York!!!! We are having a long weekend here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, walk the city walls and to see the amazing artefacts (pic – … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 48 – 3.9.14. Not giving up

Oh leg… Physio Piotr (http://www.thecalmblueroom.com/) thinks we can loosen the scar tissue but at the moment it is impeding my movement such that although not limping, my body is twisted to the right and this is impacting my right knee … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 47 – 3.9.14. The 3 Amigos in Hastings

Didn’t know when we (me, sister S and Jay) set out, that a day in Hastings on the Hastings-Bexhill cycle path along the seafront was going to take so long, be so short and entertain so many. We hired our … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 46 – 27.8.14. Where am I?

It’s been raining so hard we could barely see the sheep in the field at the back of the holiday lodge we’re staying in a few minutes ago. But now we can (see pic). Still, I’d rather live in a … Continue reading

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