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Caring through love not duty

High above New York City on the viewing gallery of the Empire State Building.
To misquote a well-known Shakespearean saying about greatness: some people are born carers, some people learn to be carers while others have the role of a carer […]

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Outsiders may rock political boats on both sides of the Atlantic

 
Top: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Bottom: Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall.
Politics might not be everyone’s favourite subject but there is just so much going on at the moment, I cannot ignore it.
In the USA, the race […]

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An old lesson for religions today

 Christian crusaders unsuccessfully defend Acre in the 12th century.
Many of the world’s problems, both today and throughout history, can be traced directly back to religion. Not that the different beliefs involved actually advocate violence and bloodshed, they all seem to […]

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¿Puedes hablar español? Not yet but I am learning

A 2009 front page of ABC newspaper in Spain
Preparing for our move to Spain is much more than packing the belongings we want to take with us, it is also about getting ourselves ready to live there.
In fact, there is […]

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Dream the impossible dream…..but sometimes our dreams do come true

Left: The beautiful Na Pali coast, Hawaii in December. Right, reindeer in Norway, in July.
Dream the impossible dream? Ok, ok, what’s he rambling on about now?
To tell you the truth, my dreams only really started to come true after I […]

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Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?

For the disabled, particularly anyone in a wheelchair, gaining access to buildings and all their facilities can still be more than a little difficult in the UK. The situation in other countries may be similar but, from what I have […]

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It’s summer? Really? Where is the sun?

Do you get fed up with news reports claiming that this, or next, month is set to become the hottest July, or whatever, since records began? If so, you are just like me.
You see, it is not only the weather […]

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Stopping abuse of parking bays for disabled people

Not all physical disabilities, let alone the mental ones, are necessarily apparent to other people – and by ‘other people’ I include those of us who live with more obvious physical disabilities.
As just one example, let’s look at car parking […]

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MS is the driving force behind our move to Spain

There were a number of factors which lead Lisa and I to want to move, then to decide roughly where to go and finally to choose what we consider to be our perfect home but, without a doubt, multiple sclerosis […]

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Driving will be all right on the night

Driving on the right hand side of the road, or the ‘wrong side’ to Brits, is something that I knew would take a little getting used to – having driven on the left for almost 45 years.
Lisa, being American says […]

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