Sunday 19 November 2017

Adventures In Dog Walking

Hello dear readers!

Reduce your stress levels, they said.

This was back in July, when I received my diagnosis of MS and it’s what led to the decision to stop working for a little while in order to assess just how well (or not) I’m going to be in the long term.

Of course lowering stress hasn’t always been quite as simple as just avoiding the 9 to 5. The claim for ESA (now thankfully accepted at basic rate, whilst in the assessment phase) was a saga in it’s own right. A mighty quest that might not have been out of place in the works of Tolkien. The subsequent lack of money caused by it’s dragging on was also somewhat trying.

And then there was Friday.

Sunday 12 November 2017

Spoon Fed

Hello dear readers!

Sometimes you read something or see something, and it just resonates with you, you know?

It’s like today. Being Remembrance Sunday my thoughts, quite naturally turn to such things as the heroic sacrifices made by those brave men and women who gave their lives in battle, and the complete lunacy of the necessity of such sacrifice. It was whilst indulging in a little light breakfast social media-ing, that I saw someone share the final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth. A finer and more poignant summation of the above, I think, is hard to find, and it fits my thoughts on the matter perfectly.

The same can be said for Spoon theory.

Sunday 5 November 2017

Role Play

Hello dear readers!

And welcome to what may be a slightly belated blog post, courtesy of being persuaded, against my better judgement, to go to church this morning.

As those who know me will no doubt already know, church is not really my bag. In fact it’s not even my clutch purse. However the Mrs was preaching this morning, and although she has preached to me personally many times on a variety of different topics (lessons including ‘Thou shalt not leave the kitchen such a mess’, and ‘Thou shalt shave that bloody beard off’ being among my favourites) I
thought I’d lend my support.

It got me thinking...