Looking through the photo album

Moments to Remember You can pack an awful lot into forty or so years. That Kodak Extra-chrome box camera captured an awful lot of them as I grew up in my home town. I have the briefest of recollections of my Great Aunt, Nellie.  She was a great woman, and we visited her regularly by …

Remembering

  I remember… Walking across wet grass on a summers day Waiting with anticipation on exam day Wishing the docs and nurses would stop prodding me with needles Wanting to talk to that girl in the park with the brown hair Wading into cool blue waters on a perfect beach Waddling through water watching the …

Memory Workshop

Today at BASICs Memory workshop, we learned about the three different kinds of memory stored in the brain. The first, Episodic – deals with Events in a persons life – it allows you to remember peoples birthdays, sporting events and all those things to do with Dates – such as appointments to the doctor and all that …

Imaginary Friend – Or Concience ?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Imaginary Friend.” They say you grow out of imaginary friends as you get older. Anybody who’s watched the film “Drop Dead Fred” will probably disagree with you. You see, I had several imaginary friends from time to time – they kept me company when I felt alone …

Looking for Rainbows

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.” “Looking for Rainbows in a Cloudless Sky” A seven word Poem in response to the prompt Here’s another one – with my Memory Workshop coming up this afternoon at BASIC – Creative Knowledge Solution to a Lifelong Condition

A-Maze-Ing

This weeks session @ BASICs Memory Workshop focused on Attention and Concentration As part of the session, we were given two maze puzzles to do.  Now, the aim wasn’t to complete the puzzles – more to concentrate on doing them and maintaining the focus of going round the mazes. As we did the mazes, we …

Memory workshop

As part of my Rehabilitation , the helpful chaps at Salford Royal referred me to the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, at Stott Lane – just over the railway bridge by the hospital building. Whilst I continue with the volunteering ‘tween Imperial war Museum North, and Manchester’s Sportcity, the workshop has given me valuable help …

Broken Biscuits & Jigsaw Puzzles

A poem I wrote for the People with Disabilities group on Allpoetry.com Thought i’d share it here They saved me from that watery end and patchy memories that would send this humble poet, up the creek a simple solution i would seek Memories laid, now they would hide in a dark place, residing inside but …