Tag Archives: disability

With open arms…

“… it gives me a big advantage for getting to know people,” said my son. I had to admit that he has a point. The only way he can walk is with support, and if there is no handrail or … Continue reading

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Starting small…

“…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” Alert and tense, ready for any stumble, I watched him cross the living room, slowly, painstakingly, supported by the walking frame. He does it every day, and so do … Continue reading

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When smiles take flight

The day was perfect… a little cloud, a superb sunrise and clear, cold air. My eldest son and I were heading for a little village near Maidenhead where, in 1928 when the de Havilland family had bought nearly two hundred … Continue reading

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How to paint with a jittery duck

When I left him, my son was gleefully painting with a duck. The duck had, in the early stages, seemed a bit jittery, but once it had its feathers smoothed, the results were quite amusing. Now, lest we invite less-than- … Continue reading

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Trip Up in the Sun – Reblogged from Nick Verrron

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Nick’s account of his adventures in Tenerife…

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Independent motion – can you help?

What would you give to make a dream come true if you woke to find yourself living a nightmare? What would you feel if you could never again walk on a beach? Or go out alone in the snow…feel the … Continue reading

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As if..?

“You should write about it,” said my son. “It would make a good subject for a blog post.” He was right, but it wouldn’t make for a  comfortable one. We had been discussing the assumptions people make based upon appearances. … Continue reading

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The blogger in question

There is a new blogger in town. So far, only his ‘About’ page is up, but that, I think, will be the start of something special. He has a story to tell and a journey to share. The blogger in … Continue reading

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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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The sound of silence

Today there will be a two minute silence, an act of Remembrance. How many will hear it? “‘Sound!’ ‘Quite. Do you realise that the word silent and the word listen are comprised of the same set of letters arranged in … Continue reading

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