Category Archives: The Marvellous Human Body

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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Achilles Blog 73 – 2016 Event Horizon

Folks…I haven’t posted ‘cos my leg is fixed (no it isn’t) and I didn’t think I had anything else to say….on Achilles tendons at least. My leg has yet to recover full muscle size and ankle flexibility…and I’m working on … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 66 – 23.12.14..It’s a Wonderful life

Does anyone know why there is a crow on the counter of the Bailey Building & Loan offices in It’s a Wonderful Life? I think this is one of the reasons why the young couple near to us at the … 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 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 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 46 – 27.8.14. Where am I?

It’s been raining so hard we could barely see the sheep in the field at the back of the holiday lodge we’re staying in a few minutes ago. But now we can (see pic). Still, I’d rather live in a … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 40 – 5 Aug 2014. Carefully tip-toeing down the neural path

It is not an achievement to stand on tip-toe, until you realise what it takes to do it. The ball of your foot holds your entire weight! I’m nowhere near there yet… but day by day I can see slow … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 25 – 22.6.14. The gift of walking unaided

I got the Boot about 3 weeks ago now… and until about 2 weeks ago, I woke up in the morning, threw the duvet aside, put my good foot on the ground and propped the knee of my injured leg … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 23 – 16.6.14 ‘the Force’ and muscle memory

I’m guessing everyone has had enough of Father’s Day and the football already. Me, I’m whacked!! England and Lionel Messi kept me up til 2am two nights in a row.  For those that don’t know… Messi is strong contender for … Continue reading

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