Category Archives: Optimism

Blog 81 – 21.6.17. All will be well…

It’s quite rare to get a really decent summer in the UK…Wimbledon (starting week after next) is invariably marked by torrential rain…that’s how you know it’s July.

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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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Achilles Blog 68 – 15.1.15…growing into… a Bat Mitzvah

Maybe it’s inevitable if you go shopping with a brand new teenager, you’ll end up with not-so-grown-up glittery blue nail polish on your toes…. While walking the ‘streets’ of the giant Westfield shopping centre in Stratford (East London) this weekend … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 67 – 1.1.15. That was a good year, that was.

On 31st Dec 1969, I remember thinking that it was pretty awesome that we were moving into a whole new decade… and then that got me thinking about the year 2000….when it would surely be like 2001 A Space Odyssey… … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 61 – 7.11.14. A nice warm feeling inside

Leg is not happy…there is an intermittent ‘pulling’ pain to the heel…and right hip not happy either…. so I decided to see if a soak in the bath would appease them. Especially as a November frostiness has finally arrived. I … 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 59 – 24.10.14. Looking after spaceship earth

It’s a stormy day and I’m doing (physio) Piotr’s massage lying on the bed. The clouds were racing by… but I do that thing that happens when you’re sitting in a stationary train but the one right next to yours … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 57 – 13.10.14. Slowly, slowly

It’s been raining outside. The summer has been lovely and long but I like my seasons and slowly, slowly the leaves are turning (see pics of local cherry tree under one of the council’s new… and much better…street lamps, plus … 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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