Yesterday, I was in bits all day. One of our three cats, Niamh, was at the vet’s from about nine in the morning until six in the evening. Quite simply she was having the operation that all domestic cats ought … Continue reading Stitches in the other two – makes me worried
Sorry everyone, life has been getting in the way of posting. Living here in Gibraltar, I have not been brilliant at taking some time to sit down and record how life is. Perhaps that is because it has been so good recently. Well so good in comparison to what it was when the blog was first started. However, I aim to record some thoughts at least once every two days from now on as I have always found it to be helpful in keeping me sane. Today I give thanks for Andrew. For without him and his love, I would be nothing today. Indeed, I doubt very much if … Continue reading Thank you Andrew: a return to blogging
None of us is perfect. Yet all too often the images that we see in shops all around us are of so-called body-beautiful people. Imagine if there were mannequins that represented real people? Earlier this month, there were figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions in Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. The campaign was devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Informs, an organisation for the disabled. Continue reading Who is perfect?
The UK Prime Minister is making extrapolations on future policy on the governance of the UK based on one vote on a different issue in one part of the UK. That is hardly democratic is it? Continue reading A vote for #BetterTogether is not a vote for more devolution… #indyref
Today, was my second appointment with my new GP here in Gibraltar. I woke up looking forward to it. I was due to get the results of the blood tests done by the Infection Control nurse about a month ago. … Continue reading Disappointment from GHA today
Positively Chris Living positively with HIV. I’m sharing my experiences to provide some insight into the reality of a life with HIV. My aim is to be open, honest, and informative, in the hope of reducing HIV related stigma, and … Continue reading Positively Chris
In just over 48 hours I have stayed in two hotels, been on two plane flights, used two different currencies, been through three airports, been in four countries, and travelled more than 2,500 miles. That’s jet-settin’ tech writin’! —Andrew McFarland … Continue reading Andrew had a hell of a job interview
It is New Year’s Day in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen. It is a year that will see us start the commemoration of the Great War. This afternoon I have been watching the debate in the … Continue reading 1914—2014 an opportunity to commemorate and to highlight continuing work
It has been a wonderful Christmas Day which has been only slightly spoiled by people reading reports on Twitter, fearing the worst, demanding to be told, and forgetting that in the bad old days of the Northern Irish Troubles we heard in the morning. 24 hours a day news has spoilt us. As I have just said on Facebook, if there is anything untoward we will hear about it when we wake tomorrow. For now, let’s enjoy the peace and restfulness of the season. Continue reading When there is trouble, we will hear about it, don’t worry.
After about a week of not being able to wake up in the morning, today I have the opposite problem. I found it well nigh impossible to sleep all night—despite having my cuddly ginger “Build-a-Bear cat to cuddle—and so find … Continue reading After a week of too much sleep, last night I had not enough…