My Odds and Ends

Here are articles that don’t easily fit into any of the groups. I’m not always too sure why they exist. I like to think ther are some interesting ideas

Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break used to be so easy. The hardest part was deciding where to go. The wife and I would finally agree on a place. From then on it was a simple process. Throw a few clothes into a suitcase, grab a book, car keys, wallet and the cheque book and […]

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WorldvsMS challenge and The Amsterdam HACK

WorldvsMS challenge and The Amsterdam HACK

The WordvsMS campaign is an initiative that had been setup to give a voice to people with Multiple Sclerosis. The campaign has asked people with MS to list their challenges in everyday life. Three challenges were accepted from 103 that were submitted A weekend in mid-November was selected when groups of people were invited to […]

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MS Society MSLIFE2016 Exhibition

MS Society MSLIFE2016 Exhibition

Over the weekend 17/18 September the MS Society held its biennial exhibition, The MS Society MSLIFE2016 Exhibition MS Society MSLIFE2016 Exhibition I went there on the first day and arrived at about 12.30. There was expectation and excitement from the moment I walked into the exhibition as well as a noisy atmosphere. During the day I […]

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Award in Education and Training

Award in Education and Training

I am doing a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. People with physical disabilities must have a better quality of life. The number of disabled people is growing. Able bodied people must learn to accept them into their lives. Disabled people need to make adjustments to their behaviour. Only little changes need to be […]

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A Very Wet Phone

A Very Wet Phone

Does your mobile phone float? Mine fell into the loo; it sank then I had a very wet phone. Let’s start at the beginning I’m a bloke and I keep my phone in the breast pocket of my shirt. If I bend over at the waist I will fall over unless I am holding onto something; […]

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Inactivity kills more than obesity

Inactivity kills more than obesity

Be active, it really is good for you even if you are grossly overweight. Obesity Not taking enough exercise is more likely to kill you than obesity BUT obesity in children is linked with an increased risk of MS and other autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s Disease. Inactivity Believe it or not you do not need to […]

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Stickman communications

Stickman communications

I met Hannah Ensor, creative talent behind Stickman Communications, after the Occupational Therapy show in November 2014. Stickman pictures When I see a fellow mobility scooter rider or person in a wheelchair then we often we exchange knowing glances and usually say hello. On this occasion we were both at a railway station waiting to make […]

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Visiting Wales

Visiting Wales

I am visiting Wales, Penarth to be precise. Meanwhile Barby is on a walking break, 5 days of respite. She is on her annual pilgrimage to the Lake District so more Wainwrights can be crossed off the list, notably Skiddaw. Home alone? With one arm in a sling it is impossible for me to put on […]

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Exciting news

Exciting news

I got up at 6.45 in the morning on Thursday 7th August. I had to go up to London, another infusion for the ASCEND trial; week 100. Almost eight hours later I walked back into the house. Autopilot The first thing, even before a cup of tea I always check my emails and there was […]

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MS Life 2014

MS Life 2014

This was a weekend where an MS sufferer was able to mix with and see other MS Sufferers courtesy of the Multiple Sclerosis society UK. MS Life 2014 was a golden opportunity to find out so much. Latest research, symptom management, get expert advice and tips on living with MS were subjects you could explore. […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Word Cloud

Multiple Sclerosis Word Cloud

The plan I want to build a word cloud or a picture of words that is associated with multiple sclerosis. This is a way to visualize text. A word cloud picture shows the frequency of word usage and the more frequently a word is used so the size of the word in the word cloud […]

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Chilterns MS Centre

Chilterns MS Centre

Chilterns MS Centre moved into a new building in 2013. It used to be in a small prefab concrete single story building. Money was raised to build a much larger new two storey Chilterns MS Centre. The annual cost of running the new building has exceeded expectations. Turn it into a viable business Robert Breakwell, […]

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Audioboo

Audioboo

Another form of social networking Its making sound the social tool, another form of social networking. It’s dead simple to use. You simply make a  recording  of something you want to talk about then post it onto the Audioboo channel. Ideally you would talk into a smart phone and then post it. A simple form […]

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Hemel Hempstead Water Gardens & Ashridge Estate

Hemel Hempstead Water Gardens & Ashridge Estate

I am a part of a group of people with disabilities, this includes deafness, blindness and mobility issues. We make occasional trips to places of interest and assess them for accessibility. We visit locations in and around Hemel Hempstead. This time it was a visit to the Water Gardens at Hemel Hempstead and Ashridge Estate. […]

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Buy a stick, lose a stick and find a stick

Buy a stick, lose a stick and find a stick

I’m hopeless, I admit it. I scatter my possessions here, there and everywhere. I don’t know how many times Barby has sat me down and said that I must sop stop forgetting things.  I must check that I always have my possessions with me. I agree, I need to learn how to remember things. I […]

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Bonkers daughter

Bonkers daughter

One of my daughters enjoys a challenge. Its the same attitude that mountaineers have to mountains, they only climb them because they are there. She and a group of friends are going to cycle the length of Britain, Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for charity. The distance they cycle will be 1000 […]

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

The website is now one year old, a bit of a roller coaster ride but I think it deserves a Happy Birthday. I can still remember 1 February 2012, I had just been given the website,  there was no content, a Facebook page but no followers and something called  Twitter with no followers. Overwhelmed, daunted, […]

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Berkofest

Berkofest

Berkhamsted Sports Club will play host to Berkofest on 15 September 2012, a festival where musicians and comedians share the stage. Berkofest is designed to bring together music and comedy to the people of the Berkhamsted area. Four stages will encompass various acts such as high profile performances on the main stage, an acoustic performance […]

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Dragons Den Competition

Dragons Den Competition

I was told that Dacorum, my county council, were going to be running a Dragon’s Den competition. The council was looking to promote small local businesses. Successful entrants  would receive a prize of £ 1,000. The closing date would be the end of August. Two people I know and respect said I would be stupid […]

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