Category Archives: Repairing/Making/Up-cycling things

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 62 – 15.11.14. Motion is….healing Lotion

I don’t stand on the golf ball any more (https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/achilles-blog-53-22-9-14-my-kind-of-golf/)… instead I stand on one leg while putting my make-up on (good thing no mascara involved). This should help proprioception (see blog 46 – https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/achilles-blog-46-27-august-2014/). The pull on my heel … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 43 – 14.8.14. Loom band therapy

I really thought that now I’m walking with a relatively normal gait that my tendon would not feature much in my thoughts… wrong of course. The CCTV footage at Howdens and Magnet Kitchens in Charlton will testify to the fact … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 36 – 20.7.14. DO NOT LIMP!

What a difference a physio makes… Physio Fiona is sick… so Physio Helen took charge. Helen say DO NOT LIMP!! Waaa?……it seems my limp is muscle memory… the wrong way!!! I can walk without a limp if I choose to; … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 20 – 12.6.14. Lovely St. W’s primary

Love the kids at St. W’s Primary!! I give my time every week to help the year 2s read… and in return they give me…. their genuine sympathy for my gammy leg – which means (un-asked) they hold doors open … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 11 – 26.5.14. Darling buds of May

Love May. Everything bursting out of the ground fast… especially Jay’s peonies (see pic). It’s definitely my favourite month… anywhere in the world. Here… it’s reliably unreliable.. sun yesterday, showers today. Mark (from Sainsbury’s fish counter – huge blue eyes … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 10 – 24.5.14. Fixing things

Niece B came to see me yesterday.. to help me clear out my garage. I just love seeing young women driving cars… they exude confidence and B is no exception – she braved the Blackwall tunnel for the first time, … Continue reading

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Achilles blog 6 – 14.5.14. The one with the parkour dog

Not such a good day yesterday… got ready to go out, when the heavens opened…so sat at desk and assembled claim on (pet cat) Troy’s private health insurance(!) re his hyper-active thyroid. I’ve always wanted to come back as a … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 5 – 12.5.14. Draft-proof bread bin

This is not really very much of an update… rested from any exercise yesterday… instead exhausted ourselves listening to Spotify and laughing at Glozell (check this…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t31ZIrmJpoc&list=RDt31ZIrmJpoc ) .. with some friends. Today was an unexpected walk in the park. I … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 4 – 11.5.14. Character building

Didn’t go out at all yesterday… hand/wrists hurting from too much crutching… so I’m just going to listen to my body… it’s very intelligent after all… instead… I spent many an hour fixing the toilet cistern (see pic). The cistern … Continue reading

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