Daffodils!

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Today I’m thinking we need to find joy in the small things around us. So here are some of my garden daffodils, still spritely despite onslaughts of wind and downpours.

It’s all too easy to be laid low by the news headlines. The mass media is having an field-day of fear-mongering and finger-pointing. They should be ashamed of themselves. Fear disempowers. It is highly contagious. It makes situations many times worse than need be. Vigilance and common sense are our best protection AND sources of straight forward information. The World Health Organization provides daily worldwide updates along with full details of Coronavirus as they are learned.

Spirits up, everyone!

Life in a Wheelchair

This is such a heartfelt post about what it means to lose mobility. Something we could all do well to consider. Maverick09’s Blog is anyway worth a visit, not least because you can also find out how to make wonderful banjos there.

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I’ve been using a wheelchair for three or four years now, on and off, mostly off. I don’t really enjoy the experience and I’ve pondered for some time as to the reason. Following an ‘outing’ today I think I’ve worked out why. During my able bodied years I would not have dreamt for one minute of thinking let alone penning the following because, along with millions of others, I hadn’t got a clue about personal mobility or, to be precise, lack of it.

Having difficulty walking, for myself anyway, apart from the physical pain associated with giving it a go, has many what you might call side issues created by the very people would you believe who are trying to assist.

Loss of or restricted mobility is in effect a loss of freedom. Freedom to go this way or that way, to turn round, to go back, to stop. You…

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