Tag Archives: Mental health

24/07/13 – 01/08/13 Taking it all in my stride (2)

It had been an intense few days. Finally, after spending an hour or so being the camera ninja, Johanna gave me a good ol’ friendly big hug. I was filmed with David – I was filmed with Fran – I … Continue reading

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24/07/13 – 01/08/13 Taking it all in my stride

. David is a self confessed introvert. A tall, good looking fellow with an enquiring mind and an encyclopaedic knowledge of…. …well…he knows a lot about a lot. Johanna, of film making fame, had got in touch with him so … Continue reading

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07/08/13 Walk a Mile in my Shoes

This here Facebook group has been bowling along for about two and a half years – and what a hoot it’s been. There have been some ups and downs – my mental health has bounced around like a bouncy thing … Continue reading

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24/07/13 Envy

When Ella was a little girl one of the greatest thrills in her life was when her dad declared, ‘Pack your things, we’re going on holiday in 45 minutes!’ Imagine that wide eyed excitement at that knowledge that they were … Continue reading

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17/07/13 Why don’t you pop in on my dad?

In true British style, I find myself talking about the weather…again. It really is lovely – I promise to every smiling person I meet, ‘I’ll never complain about the British weather again…’ Approaching Preston I receive a message from Kat … Continue reading

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15-17/07/13 Reeling them in…

Had I mentioned it was hot? We’d been wandering through this unseasonably wonderful weather – I’d been receiving regular phone calls, texts and Facebook messages from Bobby, a chap who’d stumbled across walk a mile on one of the online … Continue reading

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14-15/07/13 There now follows a brief interlude…

When we were about 14 my good friend Derek and I did something that could be best described as ‘hazardous’. For reasons lost in the mists of time young Derek’s dad saw fit to furnish him with an air pistol … Continue reading

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13/07/13 Did I mention it’s hot?

I manfully strode out into the heat of the day, delighted that Ian had introduced me to the replenishing power of, dissolve in your water, hydration tablets. Today though it was very hot. I try to make sure I carry … Continue reading

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11/07/12 Tales of the Riverbank

.After passing through Lancaster and its dark satanic mills, I decided that part of the best route to Blackpool would be along the lovely, tranquil Lancaster canal. Yes, I appreciate that a canal isn’t a river but perlease, give me … Continue reading

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10/07/13 An Englishman’s home…

Have I mentioned it’s hot? Having enjoyed the disused railway line – now footpath that allowed me to wander in the shade to the small coastal town of Arnside… Insert your own Raymond Burr gags here (ask your parents) …I … Continue reading

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