Lockdown was not an especially difficult time for me. Despite worrying – like the rest of the planet – about catching the wretched virus there was at least no question … Continue reading I Can Only Deal with One Disaster at a Time
If you are a bird, an ozone layer or a panda in Hong Kong, this is a good time for you. Not for the rest of us, especially those who … Continue reading This will end. But what kind of ‘normality’ do we want back?
I managed to get ill recently – this dreaded virus going around or something else who knows. In the UK it was impossible to get tested for Corvid 19 unless … Continue reading We Mental Health Sufferers are a Resource Free Zone
How is it best to be, think, or feel, when we are threatened by darkness, whether from external factors or whether in our own minds? I think this is a … Continue reading Looking for gold veins in black granite
Has anyone ever seen the film I Robot starring Will Smith? It’s based on a story by Isaac Asimov. Smith plays his typical action man role with misbehaving robots added. … Continue reading Do you ever have a normal day?
I was lucky to be able to take a holiday recently – not everyone is able to afford either the time or the money but on this occasion I could, … Continue reading Firefighting under the Sun
I apologise for the lack of recent posts. A combination of overwork, overstress and … well, you know. I don’t need to say because everyone on this site knows. I … Continue reading A life in three halves
I was listening to the radio this morning when the commentator – talking about violinist Nigel Kennedy – said that the latter despite having a vibrant career in classical music … Continue reading Loneliness: the 21st century epidemic
May has come and gone and here is June. It’s been a few weeks since I posted on here. Things have been going quite well and I’m grateful. We all … Continue reading We warriors need a bit of time out …
It’s been a difficult time again. A ‘low period’ as various healthcare professional like to call it – don’t you just love the power of understatement. What a ‘low period’ means … Continue reading Colours of a limited palette
Courage is always required to move forward in life. I often think about courage and how hard it can be just to do ordinary things for those of us who … Continue reading Courage to face down the ogre
This is not a gardening blog. Just as well because I am not a gardener. But which of us is not encouraged by Spring? It’s a cold one here in … Continue reading Spring, Mental Health style