Bombshell

After weeks of being at home, I’ve got used to dressing down. I’m not so feral as to sit at my computer in my best blouse with only my underwear and a pair of Disney themed slippers, but I’m beginning to hanker after the idea of dressing up.   The …

Resistance Is Futile

The BF has taken up jigsaw puzzles. She’s currently doing a one thousand piecer of the 99 most beautiful places she won’t be going to any time soon. My neighbours have got cupboards full of jigsaw puzzles. They have even got up to the moment puzzles that their grown up …

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 …

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 …

All Life Is On The Bus

Highways England have written to me as part of a consultation about a proposed Motorway junction improvement scheme. That is to say, the letter began “Dear Resident”, so I don’t imagine they will be crying into their tea when they don’t hear back from me. Not having a car seems …

Your Point Is?

There’s been a great thread on #Twitter about pointless #Braille. Can there be such a thing? Yes, but should the question be; in the digital age is there any point to Braille? Put it another way, is there any point to literacy? Studies show that if you are blind and …

One Is A Granny

Having spent the better part of my premenopausal life avoiding pregnancy, I have spent the entirety of post menopausal life “egging” the son on to embrace reproduction. My enquiry into his plans for parenthood have not always been met with a ready enthusiasm to discuss the subject with me, his …

Who’s The Genius?

As the witching hour broke, I began to roam about the house in the dark, trying not to make a noise less the dog barked, the household awoke and the neighbours cursed me. Then it dawned on me that I was no longer in possession of a phone. The phone …