A dog’s life

There is a reason that I have not written as much recently. That reason is small, black, undisciplined, incorrigible and in possession of the most beautiful pair of brown eyes that I have ever gazed…

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Five things I can tell you about weather

The old, the arthritic and the plated. We are the triumvirate of aches and pains. Members of this secret club have a hidden super power; we can predict the weather with just a twinge of…

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Fight or flight?

My youngest son was furious with me after the accident. Why did I get in the car that day? Why had I let this thing happen to me? To his intractable five year old logic,…

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This Girl Can’t

If you were to view illness and injury solely through the lens of the media, you would assume that the sick and injured are ‘brave’, ‘fighters’, ‘determined’ and ultimately inspirational through our stoical refusal to…

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