Sunday, 20 August 2017

Like Buses

Hello dear readers!

Firstly an apology. I’m sure you will have spotted that last weeks blog post was sadly absent. This time, this was not due to any ill health or hospitalisation on the part of yours truly but more because of a poorly laptop. This issue has not been fully resolved but hopefully I may be able to get through this week’s offering without the accursed thing shutting down randomly and erasing all my hard(ish) work.

Anyhoo, onward and upwards.

Long term sufferers of this esteemed blog may remember that last time we spoke I was somewhat becalmed. After my recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (see here), I was left waiting for appointments galore and, quite frankly nothing was happening. I was left kicking my heels (well, figuratively) at home.

It was all quiet on the western front with not much happening on the Eastern. Northern, or Southern either. Then, very much like buses, three things all turned up together to busy life up a little.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

All Good Things?

Hello dear readers!

Yes, it’s that time again! Time for yours truly to afford you, my dear readers jut a peek into this thing I call my life.

With Spina Bifida and Pernicious Anaemia, running alongside the all new Chiari Malformation, and Multiple Sclerosis (see here), these are interesting times to say the least and the near future is burgeoning with the promise of more medical appointments than you could safely shake a long brown sticky thing at.

So what, you may ask, has been happening since we last spoke? Well truth be told… not a lot.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

In Sickness & In Health

Hello dear readers!

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, or so that great unknown ‘they’ say. ‘They’ might just have a point.

I can’t say that I’ve ever been that certain regarding the mice bit to be honest. I didn’t realise they were all that into planning, other than keeping a careful eye out for the cat and a more hopeful one peeled for unexpected cheese, but in my own case the last two weeks have seen a need for a certain… flexibility, in the planning department.

Let me explain.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Buy Two Get One Free

Hello dear readers!

Firstly a quick word of apology to those who were expecting their weekly helping of
Word salad last Sunday. So, um, yeah… Sorry.

The reasons for this aberration will become apparent in just a little while. In fact if you follow me on social media, specifically the vaunted book of faces. Then you might have a small inkling as to the subject of this weeks blog post.

It’s quite a biggy, and really the only thing that I could possibly write about today. It is the fact that earlier this week I found out I have MS.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Under The Weather

Hello dear readers!

Today you join a tired and slightly worried blogger.

It is, as is my custom, a week since I last sat down (well you know what I mean), to put virtual pen to virtual paper and to be quite honest those seven days have not been amongst my finest. In fact, containing, as they did, a visit to a neurologist, five days off work, and several dizzy spells, I think they can be counted amongst the worst of recent times.

Allow me to elucidate.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Past Tense

 Hello dear readers!

You join me today in a reflective mood, as I think about a couple of rather significant anniversaries.

Yes, there will shortly be reasons to celebrate. In just under four weeks myself and my increasingly wonderful wife, Tina, will have been married a whole five years. I know, right, five years! The time has flown by, and for me at least, and I’m sure for the people that have known us that long, that figure just doesn’t seem quite right... but it is.

Those years have, on the whole been wonderful, filled with laughter and joy, but there has been the odd little misadventure too, and herein lies the tale of that other anniversary.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Losing It

Hello dear readers!

You may be seeing a little less of me from now on.

No, I’m not shutting the blog down (what do you mean ‘awwww’!), and in fact I have actually had some idle thoughts of expanding my burgeoning empire. With work commitments and other writing projects to consider though I wouldn’t start holding your breath waiting for that to happen.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Allow me to expand on my downsizing.