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That’s Alzheimer’s, not Dad.

Posted May 19, 2018 and visited 22 times, 3 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 143 times, 5 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 181 times, 4 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 558 times, 7 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 682 times, 5 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.

How not to live number 12: Drains, mailings and finance #IFuckedThisUpSoYouDontHaveTo

Posted February 24, 2018 and visited 673 times, 1 so far today

Yep there’s a match made in heaven and here’s another how-not-to post from the queen of fuck ups at Spigot Towers. Today’s topics are Drain Rodding, financial prudence and how to alienate just under five thousand potential new members of your mailing list in one fell swoop. Mmmm… bet you can’t wait. OK on we go. […]

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 995 times, 4 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

Posted January 27, 2018 and visited 736 times, 1 so far today

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool-headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]

Welcome to my world: oh look! It’s like a car crash only less pretty …

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 849 times, 3 so far today

Last week I was talking about being organised. Remember that. Mwahahahrgh! Yeh. I did mention, I think, that it’d be a while while I set my house in order first? Mmm. Looking at my schedule, it’s going to be quite a long while even for a normal person. But a good day, for me, is like the aftermath of a multiple car pile up. […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 1330 times, 5 so far today

Heaven knows how many weeks ago it was now, far back in the mists of time, anyway; before Christmas, I posted about my efforts to bludgeon people into reading my stuff over the course of 2017. Basically, I discovered that I had a much higher rate of read-through on my perma free book than I thought and that I should maybe […]