Falling behind….

A distant childhood memory is in my mind.  I’m recovering from either mumps or chicken pox – I can’t remember which – and I’m about seven or eight years old.  I’ve reached the point where I feel fine, but the medical advice –...

Tinkling the ivories….

I always feel slightly guilty when I make this observation…..but, at its worst, one of the things I most regretted about my arthritis was that it stopped me playing the piano.  At its worst.  I say ‘slightly guilty’ because the stories I read and the...

The fear factor…

“The majority of players are scared”….so the Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, is quoted as saying on Argentinian TV at the prospect of returning to football too soon.  He and many others.  An Ipsos Mori poll is getting a lot of coverage today;...

Keep asking questions….

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I – a broadcast journalist of more than thirty years’ standing – am limiting the amount of news I consume each day.  This is not, in the most part, a reflection of the quality of the coverage.  It’s a mental...
Some uplifting tales….

Some uplifting tales….

The image here is proof that you should never take a screen grab from a piece of video footage and expect to look half-decent in it.  And this wasn’t my first attempt.  It comes from the social media message I recorded for ‘Versus Arthritis’ at the...