Monthly Archives: September 2012

08/08/12 In pursuit of happiness

08/08/12 In pursuit of happiness Looking east towards Loch Ranza on the Isle of Arran from my vantage point at the Kintyre ferry port of Claonaig I was touched by the calmness of the water across Kilbrannan Sound. A calmness, … Continue reading

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07/08/12 Moving at a Snails Pace

Having failed to find a room at the inn in Tarbert I managed to camp in a field about a mile to the south. I returned in the morning to replenish my supplies of sunset yellow, caffein, sugary carbonated water … Continue reading

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06/08/12 we’re doing a special for people with mental health problems…

It had been a mixed couple of days – the weather had been, er, feisty, positively far eastern in it’s monsooniness. I’d been adopted by a family – Jim, who’d just retired, his wife, Anna and her brother, Tony. They … Continue reading

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05/08/12 The three pronged approach to dealing with mental health problems? Honesty, honesty and honesty…

Having met the “no, we don’t have any of that round here,” woman, I walked about a mile up the road and found a farmer who did have some of that. He was a man of about 60, mending a … Continue reading

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03/08/12 Tough love

As I watched the recent Panorama about ATOS, the French company charged with ‘reassessing’ , er, cutting, the benefits of folk on disability benefits, I was struck by two words. Chris Grayling, minister for employment, when asked about the anxiety … Continue reading

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03/08/12 There’s always someone a bit more….

Isn’t it amazing, there’s always someone doing something a bit more…you know, crazier than you… And so it was I met Darren and Robert – they were cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for Darren’s daughter … Continue reading

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31/07/12 Walk a mile

Walk a mile is back on the road – I’m camped on the outskirts of Oban with Hubert, Wilson and Darth II all tucked up quietly. Tonight I had tea with the lovely Jim and Clare – his catchphrase being … Continue reading

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