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  • 07/13/17--15:53: Day 3
  • We continue in a positive vein. Jo is taking her Nana to a garden party tomorrow. This was inconceivable a short time ago. Mum still loses track of things. She’s phoned Gill a few times about shopping (which she doesn’t need), about her having her money card ( which she doesn’t). I feel progress is … Continue reading Day 3

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  • 07/14/17--03:15: Parenting a disabled child
  • My son, Ashley, has a list of disabilities.  Readers from my old blog will be familiar with the problems we’ve encountered and the challenges we’ve overcome. Folk have asked how we cope: how we accommodate his medication, therapies, appointments, finances etc. They’re also curious to find out about the “disappointment” of having a disabled kid: … Continue reading Parenting a disabled child

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  • 07/15/17--03:29: Day 4
  • Just be mindful people. It’s funny, the older you get you more you see the same things coming back round. As a kid and in my early teens everyone seemed to know about meditation and yoga. It was seen as a little quirky: dippy hippies sitting cross legged humming to themselves. As academia helped ramp … Continue reading Day 4

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  • 07/17/17--06:57: Logistics Spaghetti
  • Large families come with a non-edible spaghetti-like organisation. Last year we maintained 4 school diaries, Ashley’s medical appointments, Cerys’ medical appointments, Mum’s normal medical and dementia appointments, Mum’s home organisation and care team and Gill’s anxiety appointments. The older girl’s are both at college (16+ and 18+) this year so more of their organisation is … Continue reading Logistics Spaghetti

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  • 08/03/17--12:04: Entitled youth
  • It bothers me a little that many people seem to be developing a sense of entitlement. Let me tell you why. I donate blood and have done for decades. In the UK this is done through the National Health Service Blood Transfusion Service. I’ve given for 30 years and just do it as part of … Continue reading Entitled youth

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  • 08/24/17--11:40: Ah sweet misery
  • So, we’ve made some progress on the family front: Mainly the dementia my Mum is suffering unfortunately. Being taken off the drug that limits its progress wasn’t such a bright idea. Her memory is getting worse and the repeated calls asking for her purse/bank card/address book are coming thick and fast. Last night I apparently … Continue reading Ah sweet misery

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  • 08/25/17--15:21: Long day
  • Lordy, today was hard. It was never going to be easy but … I phoned the hospital and they said she’d normalised. Which is good. However, a visit to her house made us realise that diet is a real problem with this lady. A receipt showed that on the night she was hospitalised she had … Continue reading Long day

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  • 09/24/17--04:07: Still Here
  • I’m aware that I’m neglecting this blog but a guy has to prioritise. Life updates are coming thick and fast. Heather is dating but I’ve yet to meet the lucky fella. She has late shifts at a bar in town and her steady day job on a toffee stall in town. Her degree starts in … Continue reading Still Here

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  • 09/26/17--04:14: What if…?
  • Here’s a game to play. Imagine if just one of the life points you’ve richoted off didn’t happen. In the pinball machine of life we constantly make seemingly small decisions which put us on a new track. Tiny things happen which when looked back on, steer us into new avenues of life. I have many.  … Continue reading What if…?

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  • 10/13/17--01:23: Alan
  • Reading has always been a big part of my life. As a kid I’d hide in Middle Earth or Narnia, spending quality time with the folk there. It was a better place to be than the erratic ever shifting world on the other side of my book. As an adult it gave me the company … Continue reading Alan

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