Category Archives: Great Britain

Blog 146 12.9.22: A new…King…

Prior to the Queen’s demise, we mostly referred to kings in the context of wars, empires, adulterous relationships, divorces, beheadings and such other kingly matters. So a king, today, seems utterly removed from modern life. ‘King’ just sounds…wrong…even if it … Continue reading

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Blog 145 – 8.9.22: Goodbye Marm.

The Queen is no more. I don’t know what to say. This is not a day I was expecting to have to deal with somehow…we have denied reality for some time and just expected her to go on and on. … Continue reading

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Blog 101 – 14.1.18. Well, isn’t that just Great?…

It’s not so cold in London, just now. Apparently we’re due for a bit of sleet. We live in an old and somewhat draughty Victorian house with cold ceramic-tiled floors…soon to be remedied with underfloor heating. In the 1940s, after … Continue reading

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Blog 77 – 14.7.16 Brexit 4: Tick for Brexit?

Hmmm…I might stop writing about Brexit soon..but in the meantime: Remainer: ‘What exactly is Brexit going to do for us…eh? What exactly?’ Leaver: ‘Set us free! Give us control of our borders!’ Remainer: ‘And?’ Leaver: ‘Give the political elite, the … Continue reading

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Blog 76 -13.7.16. Brexit 3: now let’s just start that again

Sorry about this….but I have to tell you that until a few days ago I was pretty depressed…and I’ve never knowingly been depressed before….it’s a constantly present fug of hopelessness that pervades everything. Not even my busted achilles left me … Continue reading

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Blog 75 – 2.7.16. Brexit 2: DON’T read the papers

Chaos, turmoil, back and front stabbing…no it’s not an urban riot, it’s the political elite reeling while the rest of us basically Keep Calm and Carry On. A very British revolution. Here’s my advice to the poor folk who have … Continue reading

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Blog 74 – 25.6.16. Brexit 1: EU kidding me??

Dear Folks….I’m finding myself needing to write..but not about my leg. My leg will survive. I’m not so sure about the UK, following the historic European Union (EU) referendum. I feel I woke up yesterday in a parallel universe. I’m … 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 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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