Pitch Perfect

I was riding high and in a hurry to get to an appointment, but drearily cruising Bank Station. Bank Station always has spawned all kinds of interesting interactions that I would never have had if I had the wit and sight to work it out for myself.

Knock Yourself Out

It might be cold but the sky is blue and the sun is out and casting long winter shadows over the landscape. This is the weather for walking, and on Thursday afternoon I bunked off and went for a walk and a talk with my sister. The sister never leaves …

On Your Bike

I am a great fan of the bike. I have a bike. It lives in my shed and has flat tyres and never goes out. It’s a sit up and beg bike that I bought when my sister bought a hugely expensive mountain bike and all the gear because she …

Banking Favours

    Banking is a dirty word these days and Bankers have come in for a pasting. Bank Station, with it’s ongoing improvement work, huge levels of public investment and disgruntal travellers is not a bad metaphor for anyone mystified by Banking. It’s confusing. It’s a constantly changing terrain down …

Independence

A friend of mine told me that I was too independent. I didn’t say so, but bunkham. So, I got to thinking about the concept of independence. What is independence and does it mean the same thing to everyone or do we all have a different take on what it …

Grand Masters

I did something rather wonderful this morning. It involved Grand Masters and there was not a golf ball in sight.   Golf is a whole other story: I once went for a golf lesson. I have no idea how blind people make a go of this inscrutable game. I found …

Is Justice Blind?

Not for the first time, I was recently called for jury service. The difference this time was that I wasn't told to go away because of my sight impairment. Perhaps a promise made by Lord Irving, when he was Lord Chancellor, was going to come good. Perhaps his commitment to …

People Like Us

When I was young and needed full time work, it came as a shock to me that no one would employ me. The reason, obvious to everyone except me, not enough sight. Explanations for rejections ranged from health and safety (everyone knows that if you can’t see you are more …