Category Archives: Great Britain

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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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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