Commitment

Acrostic, Freedom of Expression, Life, Poetry

An acrostic in response to Iscriblrs freedom of expression challenge

Could it be

Over time and days

Moments you would call ‘voluntary’, were

Much more that that, as

In time you invest … something more than money

The effort, the graft and all for

Mere thanks for filling in the role

Expected

Noted perhaps, at a particular point in

the organisations calendar

Five more days of Christmas

Christmas, Holidays, Life, Poetry, Schooldays

Salford 2nd January 2019

#christmas #newyear

If you find this post a little scrambled, there is a reason

Six hours kip doesn’t do much for the festive spirit

But just what do you do after new year ?

Back to work or school after two weeks away

If you’re a kid all you want to do is play

With all those toys you pulled with name under tree

And played all week , your time is free

But now clock has chimed…schools calling for you

And work says mum and dad is needed too

While all the time the tree is in the corner with toys

That gave you a surprise, and some extended joy

Martyrdom

Health, Life, Volunteering

Martyr

I’m a martyr to my aches and pains

I Really Despise that phrase with a passion.

There’s a reason for this.  Firstly, when I was born (a month early – apparently), I didn’t ask for the conditions that were thrown at me.

I’m split – in some ways – in the fact that without the installation of the Shunt Valve in my head – to treat Hydrocephalus –  I’d either be dead, or be unable to walk and function properly.  I’ve learned to live with the occasional involuntary throwing up, the balance problems, the toilet thing and the difficulties with my co-ordination…and oh..er…what’s that other thing again?  Memory!! (Ha Ha!)

However, its a pain in the backside on a regular basis.

Add in the Cerebral Palsy (YES, I walk a bit funny) and there are days I Really feel like staying in bed….the Juvenile Arthritis (Nothing Juvenile about it) was a nice touch delivered from the orthopaedic clinic

Anky…losing …Spondy….litis ….. the rheumatic disease thats doing its best to fuse my back together….whoopee.

If I do moan however – its because i’m in REAL pain, and on those days – i’ll stay in bed to recouperate

How do I keep going…..?   Keeping occupied 😁

The Government of my country felt the need to Park me recently from doing any Paid work, (mainly down to the Memory thing).  But that hasn’t stopped me from ‘working’.  A Number of organisations (Sporting and Museum – based) would be screaming blue murder if I were ever to say I were unavailable….

Now though – its as if they think i’m putting this on….

Someone in Governance in the UK said “Everyone should be working” – It must have impressed the head honcho – it got them a seat with a title in the Upper House of Parliament.

I don’t think their agents read the script – no body at the job centre actually read my skillset / need assessment from disability services.  If they want me to work – brilliant, I’ll start tomorrow…just as long as I get some support in what i’m doing.

(Cue the theme to Mission impossible)

But for now, I’ll just get on with my photography, my blogging, helping out at the sports arena and war museum and (if they want me) events in the area

Anyone without a disability/condition want to call themselves a martyr?  Feel free to contact me, there’s thousands more worse off than me – and they’re getting attacked too – by individuals who really should know better.

I’m just getting on with the day on an hourly basis – i’m no martyr – don’t call me one.

Preparing for a show

BASIC, Colours, Flowers, Photography

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Date : 2nd November 2016

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Chilli’s in a Box

The photography group had a bit of a surprise today,

In that some of our photographs are going to be put on public display in the largest shopping centre in Greater Manchester, The Trafford Centre.

With the help of our tutor Maggie, we’ve picked out some of our best work, and these will be framed and put on display for visitors to come and see.

When complete – the photos will be framed and put in a prominent place for a period of time in the shopping centre.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Fairy light Brew

 

Trio No 4

Family, Life, Lunch

Trio no. 4

 

I woke this fine morning to the sound of the feathered residents of Salfords newest quayside building.  I smiled, due to the fact the mechanic eagle that’s been applied to distract them, appears to have had no effect on them what so ever – and their footprint of their nesting ground appears to have increased to the nearby solar panels of my neighbours.

A pleasant change from builders in their Workboots traipsing up and down the cul de sac on the way to work.

It wouldn’t have been as bad if the boys and their toys hadn’t woken me up earlier – i’m not a petrolhead myself, but when you’re just getting round the Halle Orchestra playing in your head, the last thing needed is a re-run of the Le Mans 24 Hr Race taking place outside your front door (for those who are new to my blog – I live by the busiest road in Europe (according to those in the know))

Skies a patchwork of cirrus, hopefully I wont get wet on the way to BASIC (Brain & Spinal Injury Centre)  this afternoon

With Mum at Work, I found Dad at his jovial self this morning – I came down to cereal as he was in an animated conversation with one of our friends from the Indian sub continent.  A word to the wise – when my Dad says NO to summat, it usually pays not to phone again…you will still get the same answer you got eight hours before…save the cash boys and girls – and stop phoning.

I came down to lunch to find Pizzas on the go, and dad playing his usual word games on his Kindle.   He’s now having fun with the colouring book app he’s found on Amazon Underground – Colorfy.  Should keep him happy before the chores begin…