Category Archives: Talking to strangers

Blog 98 – 16.11.17. Edinburgh wheelchair adventure…..

On Monday this week, my mum and I went on an adventure. She’s 90. She looks after herself and is a very joyous person. Unfortunately, with me as her wheelchair pusher, she was in for a bumpy ride. Advertisements

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Blog 97 – 5.10.17. Camino Finale: finding the treasure, and a spanish Fawlty Towers*..

On arrival in Santiago, I looked out for Anna from Freiburg who I’d met a number of times and we agreed by text to meet later, near the Cathedral. I then spend the next 2 hours queuing to show my … Continue reading

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Blog 96 – 3.10.17. Camino 5 – Off with her head?

On arrival in Arzua (only about 40Km left to Santiago!!), I find I am staying in the same place as Priscilla, a 60(?)-something Floridian lady born in Puerto Rico and now living in a 5 bed house, on her own….family … Continue reading

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Blog 95 – 1.10.17. Camino 4 – Camino Family…

Family is not like friends…you don’t choose family…they are just there. Everyone says ‘Hola!’ or Buen Camino! as they pass you on the Camino…you can choose not to engage of course, but if you find you have a common language … Continue reading

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Blog 94 – 29.9.17. Camino 3 – God Save the Queen…

Among the pilgrims there’s lots of talk about the best way to prevent pain…I’m using boots that feel comfortable and are a size bigger than normal to give sweating/expansion room, plus cushioned socks. Also, apparently baby-soft feet are the thing … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 72 – 25.3.15. Now where was I?… ah yes, the Gym…

Well, it’s nearly a year since the accident. I can do pretty much everything I did before…but I’m on notice that my leg and other bits of my body need my continuing attention….. My leg in plaster got me into … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 56 – 6.10.14. My own Walter Raleigh….and Florence Nightingale

I did it….went out with nothing else but my gym clothes and walked the 2 miles to the gym. And back again. On the way I found a workman with a pile of cement and a cement-y puddle of water … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 39 – 30.7.14. Dancing…out of Cambodia

Mr. Kumar is happy enough with my progress… but I am not. It’s really hard to stand on tiptoe on my left foot only and I still can’t walk as fast as I used to… and I seem to get … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 19 – 10.6.14. Standing on my own two feet

Since yesterday, I am standing on my own two feet… feels good! No pain… but only careful pwb on the healing leg. I stand on two feet in the shower, and I take a few pigeon steps around the room… … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 12 – 30.5.14. Have a little patience

Cannot wait till I see consultant tomorrow, when this cast will be angle-grinded off. I have no real idea what my leg is doing and no doubt the cast will be replaced with something. Does anyone else wake up with … Continue reading

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