A BIG, BRIGHT THANK YOU!

The Cancer Research UK Rainbow Pin Badge. The rainbow has recently become a symbol of hope and of thanks to healthcare workers across the country during these extremely challenging times. So if you’re looking to show some support with a little burst of colour, a Cancer Research UK rainbow pin badge is just what you…

The Lockdown Boogie

To ease those Lockdown Blues (and when you’re inevitably sick of eating banana bread), 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…

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…

Ataxia?

The Walking Years In The Media 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…

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…

European Tour 2016

And now the walking could start in earnest. My plan was to walk in major European cities, usually in the most popular city parks or promenades, and to connect these cities by rail journeys (I was still trying to replicate my 2013 “RTW by train” trip at this point). A planned circular route, which would…

My 50th Birthday: Hyde Park, London

A 50th birthday celebration with a difference!   As I had already decided to use my 50th year to start walking, it seemed only right that the first walk was on my 50th birthday. And I want to thank the following people who walked with me, on what was actually a very bright morning in…