By 2020 there will be more than 2.25 million people in the UK living with sight loss. I’m one of them.

Blot On The Landscape

If I were a dog, I’d be a terrier. I’d be a terrier because I need to be run every day, or at least go for a really good walk. The blind truth is that I’m more of a dachshund; short of leg and moderate in my pace. Nevertheless, walking …

Etiquette for a New Age

Life has changed in the blink of an eye. Blinking, that well known trick of the trade, for trying to get clarity on a situation isn’t working any more. So here are some helpful hints to navigate the new world order. 1. If you have been stuck at home, because …

Lockdown, Lies and Revelations!

Lockdown has probably led us all to discover things about ourselves and the people we live with. Some of our discoveries may be more palatable than others. Last week I was putting my recycling out under cover of dark. The neighbour, who had the same idea as me, had the …

The Antidote to Covid is Suduko

Gone are the days of my leaping heart at the sound of my text alert letting me know that the object of my desires was close at hand. These days the text pings and I flash red, not with passion, but blind fury because it’s yet another unsolicited text. I …

A Useless Eater?

What do you call a boat full of lawyers at the bottom of the sea? So the joke goes, “a good start”. At this point we are all supposed to laugh heartily and heave in our breath at a shared understanding of the bad old lawyer. Struggling to heave in …

My Blind Corona Shop

No one’s going to be leaning over the pub bar any time soon and ordering a pint of Corona. Time, it seems, has been called on all our social lives for the foreseeable future. The help lines have stopped answering. Even Wayne in Mumbai, who regularly calls, offering to fix …

Blind Shooter

I have been to the moon and back, plumbed in bathrooms and more besides, and all in my sleep. I normally undertake these activities in an orderly fashion in the seconds before I wake up. These days, my adventures have become more numerous because I am no longer a spring …

My Dots Are Raised

The oven packed up. Why does this always happen when you have chopped up enough vegetables to sustain an anaerobic digester for a week? That’s what happened. At the point of realisation, I switched the top oven on, but that didn’t work either. Vegetables cooked in the microwave. I said …