Finally Failed by Specsavers!

Felt like more of a normal day. Just finished a piece on the latest development in Trumpworld… Fascinating stuff. Should appear later today over at Reaction. In other news: the Welsh male voice choir are still camped out beneath my mother’s bedroom window and she’s getting mightily pissed off with them. I must admit, I’ve […]

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Prize

Hard to get going today. A bit of normality – the thing I’ve been dreaming of for days – but I find that my brain won’t work. I think it’s exhaustion but it’s also hard to break that sense that I’ll be dashing around doing something in the next five minutes. My Mum’s now taken […]

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Antibiotic

The first one has now disappeared down the hatch. It was the same hatch that subsequently scoffed a big plateful of Ravioli on toast and then proceeded to explain why Jimmy Carter was a much better president than people remember. We’ve had quips, sarcastic jibes, and lots of laughter. Two days ago, I had a […]

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The Twist

Here’s an unexpected twist in the tale. So, I paid for a private GP consultation which happened this afternoon. I explained the situation, the symptoms, the whole Enchilada (whatever that means). The doctor was totally understanding, thought it was sensible of me to push for the antibiotic since, she said, it’s the standard treatment for […]

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Yeard – 1

My mum seems more coherent this morning. The delirium of yesterday is very mild. She thinks she can hear church music. The little boys and girls of yesterday have, touch wood, kept away, and she’s now enjoying American news coverage of last night’s debate. I don’t expect it to last but compared to yesterday morning, […]

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Tired

I am so tired. I’m also not sure what I’m doing. My Mum is “better” than yesterday when we rang 999 but the delirium is still worrying. She keeps saying there are people standing in the room. It’s scary. The GP has refused to prescribe an antibiotic on account of my Mum’s age and the […]

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999

Our ongoing crisis reached a bit of a peak yesterday when I found myself dialling 999. I don’t really want to get into the weeds about the day but we think my Mum has a UTI, which is apparently common in the elderly. She had one a few years ago that left her rambling (another […]

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New Week, Old Problems

Dear Blog. Dear Friends. Dear anybody who reads this. Life continues to be a touch on the difficult side. Didn’t sleep last night with anxiety. Well, perhaps I caught an hour before I woke up with panic. My mum’s still suffering with this mysterious condition. I thought we’d got over the worst of it last […]

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Algorithms

I’m a bit hyper-alert to looming trouble at the moment, so a minor event this morning escalated to me on the phone trying to get a consultation with the doctor. In fairness to me, we probably needed it and it does no harm to have them keep an eye on my mum given her ongoing […]

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Rishi

Had a day of unexpected bureaucratic mither (my favourite northern word), which is now resolved but was a distraction from what I intended on doing, writing a proper full-on blog post. It means I haven’t got time, but I’ll push on anyway. People’s favourite Prime Minister-in-waiting, Rishi Sunak, has announced more “help” for the self-employed […]

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Podcasts

Slightly lazy today by which I mean I’ve not been as crazy busy as I’ve been over the past few days. I’m hoping that things are settling down but it’s really never certain. Treating every day as it comes. All I do know is that I’ve not been getting the peace and quiet that I […]

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Back

Double meaning of today’s blog post. Yes, I’m back to work but I’ve also developed a bad back. I thought it was the kind of bad back you get for sitting around too long, so after I’d finished writing an article this morning (not sure if it will appear), I thought I’d rearrange my room. […]

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