Category Archives: London

Blog 80 – 17.6.17. Out of the ashes….

I know the smell of fire…a small but damaging one broke out at home when I was young. Now I’m imagining my lovely house as a charred, blackened, unrecognisable space…and several members of my family missing. How would that hole … Continue reading

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Blog 79 – 7.6.17. London 2017 – just how bad can things get?

A recent pre-election chat with my 23 year old journalist niece, H, made me realise that some young people are pretty angry and think that things can barely get any worse…we are in a dark place she said.  The terror … Continue reading

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Blog 78 – 23.5.17. Night walk to planet calm

Met friend Annie a few weeks ago….one of those friends who I can not see for a long time and just pick up with…we used to chase after our young black cats together at night, (trying to get them indoors), … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 65 – 14.12.14 Walking Home for Christmas

On a beautiful evening walking from Lewisham station to home, (husband) Jay finally said the words I was longing to hear……you’re not veering into me, J!……you’re walking straight!!….yay! We were returning from an afternoon touring the backstage areas of the … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 63 – 25.11.14 Ain’t we got it made?

I have a way to go before I fully trust my leg on the slippery, wet leaves covering all our pavements right now. Now I understand the hesitance of the elderly…it’s a sad and scary thing to lose faith in … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 60 – 1.11.14. Good enough I guess…

90-plus percent! said (consultant) Mr. Kumar – 6 months after surgery you are 90+% recovered….you may do some brisk walking for a few weeks and if there are no ill effects, you may graduate to light jogging….. He knew I … Continue reading

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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 44 – 16.8.14. Battle scars

Driving back up to London after a lunch time (shod) Foot conference (see pic) at the Seven Stars in sunny Brighton with (beautiful and highly perceptive) niece H, Jay scared me half to death by bursting into a jig at … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 42 – 11.8.14. Running off with Hurricane Bertha

Yay!! Needs must…. and when crossing the Uxbridge Road (dual carriageway), I suddenly discovered I could …run. Yes, run. Well not quite run… but certainly more run-ny than the attempt I made a few weeks ago…. when there was no … Continue reading

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