Travel Is A Bug

More than a week after returning from Europe I still feel as if I’ve lost something, but I’m not sure what. Perhaps it’s the stimulation of doing something new and interesting every day. Perhaps it’s the company 24/7 of someone who shares my new interests in art history and architecture, who enables me to explore … More Travel Is A Bug

Europe Ahoy!

I have been so consumed with resolving issues arising from sudden and unexpected health problems that I have had no time or head space to think about the glorious adventure that lies ahead for us – traveling through Europe! Sixteen sleeps and we’re on our way! This weekend is almost totally devoted to researching the … More Europe Ahoy!

Quick And Dirty

My son asked me on Monday evening if I was going to write about the day’s happenings. “Are you going going to write about today?” He asked. “I don’t think anybody wants to know,” I replied, surprised he’d even thought I might want to, and even more surprised that he thinks someone might want to … More Quick And Dirty

Wierd Things I Have Around The Home. Wierd Thing #4: Intelligent Rubbish Bin

I have just taken delivery of the most marvellous domestic invention. I am not usually impressed by kitchen implements – or any home gadget – but this is a wonder to behold. I have acquired a rubbish bin that, when you wave your hand over it, it opens! Is it magic? Is it science fiction? … More Wierd Things I Have Around The Home. Wierd Thing #4: Intelligent Rubbish Bin

Electrical Implants Enable Paraplaegic To Walk

The Dompost ran an extraordinary article in Saturday’s paper (Saturday 21 may 2011) “Paralysed man takes first faltering steps” The case was originally published in “the Lancet”, a reputable medical journal. The man had a spinal cord injury at chest level and had become paralyzed five years ago. It appears from the article that electrodes … More Electrical Implants Enable Paraplaegic To Walk

Bionic Woman!

This afternoon I was wired in every sense of the word! This is a milestone, no doubt about it. With electrodes strategically placed on my left leg I was able to achieve a relatively normal gait … No hitching, no going up on my toes to lift my right leg up high to swing the … More Bionic Woman!

“Weird Things I Have Around Home To Help Me Mobilise. Weird Thing # 3: Tools and Toys Replace Furniture”

Warning: this post may be seen as lecturing … Furniture, furnishings, possibly art or decorative pieces usually provide focal points in living rooms. Not so in our home! Sure we have couches and a coffee table, paintings on the walls, piano, side tables and nic nacs, but in our living room everything is pushed back … More “Weird Things I Have Around Home To Help Me Mobilise. Weird Thing # 3: Tools and Toys Replace Furniture”