Tag Archives: surviving brain injury

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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A strange gift…

Like most mothers, I have been the recipient of some strange gifts in my time. When children are young, what seems appropriate in their eyes may seem downright bizarre to an adult observer not privy to the inner workings of … Continue reading

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Top ten posts of 2016 – first batch

There are over five thousand posts on this site. According to the stats, these are the most viewed posts of the year: Taking the slow road north It was springtime, just, though the calendar still said otherwise. I had time … Continue reading

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The man in the wheelchair

Adapted from a post written in 2013, when Nick had just begun to use a camera and discover the world through fresh eyes… My son developed an interest in photography and, with his usual determination, set about learning everything he … Continue reading

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What is love by Nick Verron

Nick is my son… and although he has been loved his whole life and has loved in  his turn, in the article below he asks a question to which all of us will give a different answer. It is the … Continue reading

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“Pin your Tweet for Nick”

I have to thank Sally Cronin for the idea…..and it is both simple and brilliant. I would never have thought of it! Why not, she suggested, ask if people would use their ‘pinned tweet’ facility on Twitter to support the … Continue reading

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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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All change

It doesn’t feel right yet, switching off the alarm clock before I go to bed, but I could get used to it easily enough. The alarms didn’t go off, because I hadn’t asked them to and the novelty of not … Continue reading

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Melting point – #WQWWC

It was already hot, only dawn and I’m melting The sun in the heavens is already pelting I want to crawl into the fridge to keep cool I am staying indoors, I am nobody’s fool. * But in that I … Continue reading

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