Sometimes…

Sometimes I wonder how much more I can take. I don't mean to sound defeatist or depressing but seriously sometimes I just want to scream at the world.   How much can a person take? I think about the times I used to make muffins and pancakes for breakfast every day or give The Kids piggy backs up [...]

Education?

I used to be one of these 'trust the system' people believing that all the people entrusted to provide things like care, support and education had the experience, knowledge and desire to do the right thing.  As I came to need the system I realised that it is all a façade- there is no 'one [...]

Small victories

Today was a good day. I don't often get to say that and it feels good!  The sun was shining, the temperature hit double digits, the clouds stayed away and I was up and about!  I even managed to get some time to myself. To be able to get my own medicine from the pharmacy, [...]

International Women’s Day

Last night M and I were having dinner in my bedroom (I'm stuck at the moment) and I mentioned that it is International Women's Day; he asked if there is an International Men's Day and, if there is, when is it. "Every other day is International Men's Day" I got a confused look so went on to [...]

Glue trap

It is strange feeling to be so stuck- no matter how hard I try to escape it's pointless; there is no escape.  The harder I try the more tired I become and the worse the pain becomes until I am so exhausted that I just want to lie down and die just so the pain will stop. Before [...]

Disability & The UK

​I just read a blog post from Disability Now written by a young person about voting and political neglect and it got me thinking.  I am unable to get to polling stations so I have a postal vote and I'm still waiting to get my voting papers for the Brexit referendum. I did get my postal vote for [...]

And the award goes to…

...Vodafone for the Worst Customer Service Ever. #VodafoneStinks  Since yesterday evening I have spent almost six hours online with Vodafone customer services. One chat was over four hours!! I'm not exaggerating... I have the chat transcripts.  I got the feeling they were trying to out-wait me so that I'd  give up. (I very much wanted [...]

How do you know?

It's not always easy to make the right decision.  What is the right decision? How do you figure it out? I've got my Golden Rules.  Rules can be annoying (like when you need to get a building manager's permission to have a pet in your own flat!!) but they do offer a certain fairness; in [...]