Tag Archives: brain injury

The bionic son

Yesterday I drove my son to Cambridge. It is a two hour drive from here, a long way, you might think, to go for a physio appointment. But this was something a bit different. Nick was stabbed through the brain … Continue reading

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Waste no more time…

My son has been through hell lately. Not for the first time and, life being what it is, probably not for the last. As some will know he faced a major challenge in 2009 when he was stabbed through the … Continue reading

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Calling the shots

It is, as the saying goes, a mission for my son to get out of the house alone with the wheelchair. The preparation and energy involved is enough to exhaust anyone before they reach the gate, so Christmas morning, as … Continue reading

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Clearing the cache

“… Your analogy yesterday wasn’t up to standard.” “I’ve got flu.” “I suppose… Anyway it’s reassuring when you fall below your usual standards…” “….?” “I get used to seeing you as not human most of the time.” “….!!” “… not … Continue reading

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How to eat an elephant

“I could have got the Eye of Horus, but that’s the School… this seemed more appropriate.” The little pewter charm of Anubis lay in my hand…. The Opener of the Ways… a perfect symbol. I was going to need a … Continue reading

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Autumn gold

It has been an emotional day. It started with a beautiful dawn, moving swiftly on to a bright and sunny autumn day… a memorable day for many reasons, both past and present. Well no, to be fair it had started … Continue reading

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The soggy hobbit

Yep. I’m going to have to share 🙂 Today I watched through tears as my son and his little Faith were married. Faith looked beautiful, something said about all brides, of course. But in this case it was simply true. … Continue reading

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“You should write that…”

On a day when my son is in Singapore with his fiancée and her family, where they have recently held the traditional tea ceremony for their upcoming marriage, I could not help going back through my diaries and letters to … Continue reading

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Bursting

I have been dying to write this post… Imagine the house hobbit bouncing up and down with glee… and a Mum prouder than you can imagine… and a heart full to bursting. You know my eldest’s son’s story…how, four years … Continue reading

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The decadent hobbit

I was, I admit, surprised when I actually managed to find the swimming costume, and even more surprised it still fits after all these years. So, with instructions from my son, whose epistle began with ‘Dear hobbit…’, to make use … Continue reading

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