BBC: the latest …

BBC: the latest …

Time: 09.00.  Moving on hastily from whiskers, here’s the latest about the BBC broadcast where I might have a part.  It’s scheduled for tomorrow, 3 August, but could be postponed if last minute news items take precedence.  On 21 June I said I’d let you know as soon as...
Whiskers!

Whiskers!

Well that was a surprise! Four days ago I wrote about the difficulty of living with an increasingly paralysed left arm and hand. To demonstrate, there were a few mildly humorous suggestions.  One was that men who wet shave might like to try it single-handed.  What...
Left hand, right hand for example …

Left hand, right hand for example …

I’ve been quiet for a few days. They’ve been rather difficult health-wise. In one sense it’s ‘more of the same’.  Each weakness that I described in the last State of Play document has worsened.  Head, mouth, throat, neck, lungs, left arm and hand, left leg and foot,...
Airwaves …

Airwaves …

On a grey and windy afternoon four weeks ago I was interviewed by the BBC in my little roof garden.  Ellie, from the charity Dignity in Dying, had proposed it, having already got The Daily Telegraph to ask me to write a short article which it then published.  So on 22...
Read and read again?

Read and read again?

Does anyone read books more than once?  It seems so, when people quote their favourites and the pleasure they get from re-reading them. I was thinking about this the other day after a faithful follower of this blog reminded me that in August last year I had written...