Tag: dementia

My mum: a composite portrait

[FinalTilesGallery id='1'] I've been trying to improve my photography. That's one of those things that I'd just like to absorb by subcutaneous injection, since I always seem to forget about focal length and depth of field. I'm still inept at landscapes and being in the right place at the right time but I hope to improve these skills. In the meantime, I've found that I can take quite good portraits with my telephoto lens but I'm still not quite sure how. I'm also trying to get good photos of my mum while I can, but I must admit that I do have some qualms about putting these on my blog: how can she consent to anything? If nothing else, these are gently meant. Read More

Neral flora and fauna

Written on Tuesday 15th September. Posted today: I saw my mum a few times today for half an hour or so each time, which as about as long as she can concentrate. It’s very apparent, though, that her powers of concentration fade...

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April showers

Not a huge amount happens when I’m here in India. I stay in the building next door to the Nightingale Block, where the people with high dependency needs are housed in their own comfortable rooms. We’ve made sure that my mum’s...

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Lounge lizard

Here am I am again, breaking my fast day with the excellent food of the Emirates lounge at Gatwick. There’s veggie lasagne under that pile of green beans and butternut squash and braised fennel in cream and parmesan sauce....

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Settled

It’s a short one from me tonight. I’m ensconced in the plush luxury of the new lounge at...

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Brick wall

Good morning Ms Handler of Passport Enquiries, Newport, Gwent. In reply to your email suggesting that, because of Data Protection issues, you cannot discuss my complaint with me, made about the person at your Victoria Passport...

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I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security  but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to… [more]

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