A question of trust

As children, we’re told and believe many things by adults and that’s the way it should be. But what happens when an adult tells a child that everything will be okay, but in reality that child is left with a situation where that clearly doesn’t happen?

What if that were to happen where a relationship ended, or just before a parent died? We’d be left with problems that would never be resolved, in a place that would bring about different thoughts …

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20 Jul, 2014


Yesterday was an odd kind of day. A lot has changed recently, far too quickly than I would have liked. I was very tired with no particular thoughts in mind. Come to think of it, since Daniel made a decision to move to London, the last three weeks has been a bit like that …

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19 Jul, 2014

A new chapter

When I look back over the last few weeks, I am reminded of how difficult those weeks have been at times, but I have also been reminded of why those things happened in the way they did in those weeks. Life’s a bit like that.

Although I knew it would have to be different, Daniel’s graduation worked out the way it was supposed to. This coming weekend will also mark a new chapter in our lives as Daniel relocates …

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17 Jul, 2014

Food labelling


Food Labelling

Food labelling should be simple, shouldn’t it? In fact, can’t we just look at food packaging and be totally clear on what we’re eating?

Unfortunately, food labelling is so complex that there is a committee that meets regularly to discuss ongoing issues and when you delve down into the minutiae of this complicated area …

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16 Jul, 2014

We must own things

I should know what guilt looks like. I’ve carried it most of my life. Perhaps that’s why I’ve chosen to own things instead and let go of the rest.

If we say or do something that’s wrong, we must admit we got it wrong, instead of passing the buck and allowing others to carry our guilt. Others in the same way, must own what belongs to them …

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15 Jul, 2014

A Satchidananda quote

Something inspirational:

“If you have done something meritorious, you experience pleasure and happiness; if wrong things, suffering. A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy.”


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14 Jul, 2014

Right & wrong

My mum was a very moralistic person. She exhibited goodness, taught the principles of right and wrong and showed me how to exhibit both.

Unfortunately, we won’t all share or exhibit the same morals. Sadly, that’s life, but morals are the most important thing we will have. They are what define us and sets us apart from other individuals. Morals set a standard of behaviour that is both important and desirable …

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13 Jul, 2014

My latest challenge

I am beginning to see how much of a challenge my Cerebral Palsy has become, is becoming. I’m not sure when I go for walks how long I walk for, but on a neurological level, I know it’s taking me a lot longer to recover.

Where someone without Cerebral Palsy will have no real need to recover, it will take me a good few hours to recover. The frustrating part is that I have little understanding of how and why it …

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12 Jul, 2014