Recovery is possible

Mon 13 – Sun 19 Feb 2017 Hmmm, another strange week in strange times. The weather improves with the weekend being positively balmy, + 10 degrees. Meanwhile Trump held one of the most weirdest press conferences ever for a US President followed by one of his Nuremberg-type rallies. The UK govt continues to drive us Read More…

This is what recovery looks like

Why it makes sense to do a mini-blog Seems silly to do a normal weekly blog (running Mon – Sun) so splitting the details about my time in Berlin for Folsom. Thus I am only coverying three days last week, Mon to Wed as it was off to Berlin on Thurs. Normally such a short Read More…

A short blog about addiction and recovery

I’m still writing my main blog about last week. But I thought it would be good to do a mini-blog. This draws out my specific thoughts inspired by a book I read about a personal experience of addiciton and recovery. Reflections on getting and staying clean My main reading book last week was unusually an Read More…

Murder is caused, it doesn’t just happen

Sunday 11 – Saturday 18 June 2016 ‘Death to traitors, freedom for Britain’ – polititcally motivated murder These were the words last week of the homegrown right-wing terrorist who horrifically murdered Jo Cox, the young and well-loved M.P. I was at work on Thursday afternoon when one colleague told another who knew her that she Read More…

The value of a good life-coach

Sun 15 – Sat 21 May 2016 Why do I have a life-coach? When I was diagnosed HIV positive over nine years ago, one of the services given to help me cope was a number of sessions with an approved life-coach; someone used to supporting people dealing with chronic life-long illness and disability. My life-coach Read More…

Visiting Blackpool and a fantastic recovery project

Sun 1 – Sat 7 May 2016 Good weather and chillin A week of improving weather as it progressed. The previous Sunday was quite nice but Bank Holiday Monday was overcast. Then gradually it got warmer and brighter everyday until finishing with a weekend just gone of glorious weather. That lovely ‘summer in the city’ Read More…

A week all about germs and addiction

Addiction and germs sums up the two dominating features of last week. Health and Efficiency First the germs. Said to Dave on the previous Saturday night ‘my throat is sore’ but then thought no more of it. Then on Sunday evening on the way back from seeing my brother (see below) I realised I had Read More…