Ataxia?

October 2013. During a round-the-world by train journey, I started falling over for no apparent reason. My balance became so bad that I abandoned the journey midway (in Novosibirsk, Siberia) and returned to Scotland to find out what was causing the problem. March 2015. After 17 months of being poked and prodded by numerous doctors…

Surplus Supper: Spanish style potato omelette with summery greens.

The perfect way to use up eggs, potatoes, a lonely onion and something green. This weeks #SurplusSupper suggestion from FareShare is a Spanish style tortilla from Marcia Barrington. fareshare.org.uk/news-media/news/surplus-supper-marcia-barrington-shares-a-spanish-style-potato-omelette-with-summery-greens/

The Lockdown Boogie

To ease those Lockdown Blues, have a wee listen to the extremely talented David F. Ross (@dfr10 on Twitter) reading the whole of his first book: The Last Days of Disco. Dancing around handbags is optional. Produced by the equally-talented Into Creative (@intocreative on Twitter), the book has been divided into short episodes (10-15 mins…

Protect yourself. Protect others. Protect the NHS.

And help support Whiteleys Retreat while you do so. Now that the Scottish Government have advised us all to wear face-coverings in enclosed spaces on the very rare occasions that we should be out and about, Whiteleys Retreat’s “buffs” have become rather popular. They are also a very elegant way of wearing something a bit…

Thank you Arsenal. Thank you Gunnersaurus.

Gunnersaurus, the Arsenal FC mascot – with Ataxia balloons September 14 2017. And 20,000 FC Koln fans, many without match tickets, are causing mayhem outside of the stadium (which is dressed for the night’s Europa League match). Inside the beautiful floodlit stadium though, it’s an oasis of calm. And to help promote #InternationalAtaxiaAwarenessDay on September…