Post written for VICTA - helping blind and partially sighted kids. Dad’s Voice – a post for Victa Being the parents of four means a busy life. We have three girls and a boy, each with their own challenges. Both my wife, Gill, and I play our part in trying to organise the chaos – … Continue reading Dad’s Voice
I like this analogy. It bothers me a little that many feel life has a direction and a destination (other than the obvious one) This clearly isn't true. It's a nomadic existence more akin to a pinball's path than anything. However, it's still a good analogy. Paths merging and parting, life events and foul people … Continue reading Life as a journey
I have several social media accounts: I Tweet, I Snap, and more. Lately I've tired of the whole thing. It's not the funny cat pictures or the posts that go "I know 90% of my friends won't repost this...." Today it was the little dictators who mediate a local history page. It's all too impersonally … Continue reading Social Media – has the bubble burst?
This week Ashley (13yo, profound multiple disabilities) is away at an adventure camp. It's not a long way away, probably an hour or so, but it's like he's abroad or something. We all miss the little guy SO very much. A large part of this is that his care is a major part of our … Continue reading Life is full, when is it not?
Last week we were dealing with Mum's fall and her broken hip being replaced. Since then she has been rehabbed but her blood sugars are erratic. On Friday they finally sorted this out and she went back to the Care Home. This week my niece and her boyfriend were working to figure out how she … Continue reading Where to start…
It's been 10 years since I first registered on here. A long time. I remember looking for alternative sites as 20six and others died out. Eventually I settled here and have made some good friends and although mine isn't the oldest blog it is getting up there since I first started wittering on 26 before … Continue reading Happy Anniversary
Phone call from the assessor who has been looking into Mum's behaviour has concluded in her report that a move to an EMI is the best way forward. (Elderly Mentally Infirm) We agree as her carers report antisocial behaviour, lack of self care and challenging behaviour. There is an EMI ward in the home where … Continue reading This too shall pass