Once again, on World AIDS Day, I end up talking to the local media on camera to raise awareness of living with HIV. This time it is in Gibraltar! Continue reading Another day, another media outlet… raising awareness on World AIDS Day 2014.
I have been conked out due to shingles for many weeks, and it is only in the past week that I have stopped taking the anti-depressant tablets that actually helped to numb the pain. But whilst I had been stuck … Continue reading Getting back to behind the camera
Yesterday I received such a strange email from the Liberal Democrats, apparently it is now not deemed right to address members by our name. Having rejected our name and substituted “Friend”, the writer did not even extend the usual courtesies of prefixing it with “Dear”. Furthermore, I do not believe that he and I have ever met, let alone that we are friends. This is the latest in a long line of offensive emails that I have received from the party I once held dear. As a member in Northern Ireland, we were often forgotten about, even when I rang HQ … Continue reading No longer a LibDem
Today, I made it outside. After nearly a week of being indoors, I decided that the visit of Andrew’s old friend from irc, Craig, was a reason to get up and head out. I made it down to Casemates Square where Andrew and I had some breakfast in Café Modelo. Met up with Craig and his friend Noah, and then started to walk back up Main Street towards our house. As we got closer, it became clear to me that I would not make it to the cable car as I had been hoping. Rest is still required. Continue reading An hour outside…
I had a fantastic time over in Bedford seeing Scouting at its best in PHXG Scouts and at Bedfordshire Scouts Indaba as well. After a late night scramble from London back to Bedford Station and back to where I was staying and back to the station and onwards to Luton Airport I made it back to Gibraltar. It was great to be able to step back on to the Rock and not need to have a hoodie and a scarf on like I had needed when back in the UK. On the flight I had found it difficult to get comfortable. I … Continue reading Out of action for a couple of weeks at least
As many readers will know my weight seemed like it was never going to stop going up, and up, and up. The last time that I weighed myself I knew that it was bad, and it was about 100kg. When … Continue reading Weight back to normal 🙂 #teambounce 12-8-6
Earlier this week, Troy Michael, Mr Gay Iceland told Gay Star News about being raped when he was 12 by a friend of his older brother. For some reason, I only saw it this evening. I was not sure that I wanted to read the article, but I persevered and did so.
You may well wonder why I would not want to read his story? Well, it is for a simple reason – it is far too close to my experience for comfort… and it is time for me to tell my story too. Continue reading “Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…”
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
Recent experience of getting HIV meds prescribed in Gibraltar. I have found it to be relatively easy to navigate the system. Continue reading Can I navigate the Gibraltar system for HIV care?