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Jumbled thoughts on metal detecting, dementia and happiness.

Posted September 8, 2018 and visited 100 times, 3 so far today

Yep, that’s a hell of a mixture and it isn’t as philosophical as it sounds, this one. As you know, I go metal detecting, or to put it the correct way, I’m a detectorist. After a very, very long break, I got to go detecting the other day and I found … THINGS. The ground has been too hard and the crops […]

The days when it drives you crazy! #dementia

Posted July 28, 2018 and visited 275 times, 3 so far today

A bit of advice about coping with demented folks this week …

A chip off the old block …

Posted July 21, 2018 and visited 254 times, 2 so far today

Thanks to everyone who did the survey last week. It was very helpful and much appreciated. This week, I have mostly been running around like a headless chicken. To my complete and utter delight I have managed to do at least 10 minutes of writing every day, which is equating to 400 words plus. Happy joy. Meanwhile, McMini […]

Online lobotomy anyone?

Posted June 30, 2018 and visited 254 times, 2 so far today

There was a nice surprise this week when this blog was named as one of the top ten humour blogs on Feedspot! Have a look https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_humor_blogs/ ! Yeh, I know! Thanks to all the lovely folks at Feedspot for that. Now, having won this splendid accolade, the smart move would be to post something funny. It’s probably quite […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 497 times, 4 so far today

Blimey, it’s been all go this week. Last night McCat caught sight of another cat in the garden and went nuts, I was alerted by the sound of a plant being knocked from a windowsill. Things went downhill from there, with McCat moving to the cat flap. He smashed it two weeks ago trying to get at this […]

That’s Alzheimer’s, not Dad.

Posted May 19, 2018 and visited 239 times, 2 so far today

A couple of weeks ago, someone shared one of my posts of dementia-related whinging on Facebook — this post https://mtmcguire.co.uk/2018/05/05/chin-up-lass/ if anyone’s interested — and it got an interesting comment. I think it basically said something along the lines of that we don’t really know why some folks get to die suddenly or well and […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 656 times, 2 so far today

There is a popular trope that being happy is just a state of mind. It’s a little more complicated than that, I suspect but I think there is something in the idea that trying to cultivate a positivity of outlook can help. For me it’s definitely about noticing things. Noticing the smell of hyacinths from the flower bed beside our back […]

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to … #dementia #ranting

Posted April 21, 2018 and visited 499 times, 2 so far today

I’ve sort of been debating whether or not I should post this. I wrote it just too late to publish last weekend and things have been so much better this week that, in some ways, it’s no longer relevant. Except that, from the point of view of the people who read this, I’m now thinking that actually, […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 958 times, 2 so far today

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

Sleigh that again?

Posted March 4, 2018 and visited 930 times, 1 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.