Monthly Archives: March 2009

Bjorn Again

Saw them at the Royal Concert Hall last night. Brilliant as they were last time I saw them. I love the way they seem to stick very well to the Abba arrangements of songs, but suddenly add little parts of … Continue reading

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Equipment that Looks “Special”

I’m using the word special slightly out of context. In this instance I mean special as in specially adapted for special needs. I have just taken delivery of the new PTX1 talking book player as part of a pilot group … Continue reading

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Missing the Darkness

There’s a popular belief, held by the uninitiated, that being blind equals total darkness. How wrong these people are. I noticed this evening, when walking into a dark room, that it didn’t actually appear dark to me. I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Pack of Lies

Went to see Pack of Lies at the Theatre Royal last Friday. An excellent and very sad play, based on a true story. the lead actor was the guy who used to play Will preston in Peak Practice. He was … Continue reading

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Maximum Tact and Diplomacy was Required!

It was all I could do not to fall out with a family member at the weekend! It highlighted just how little sighted people realise about our struggle with not having access to our own transport. We were talking about … Continue reading

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Shopping Dilemma

Here’s something that’s been bothering me for a while now. I regularly go to Sainsbury’s near work for bits and pieces at lunchtimes. A few weeks ago a particular man was asked to take me round. He was OK, knew … Continue reading

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Guide Dog Mobility Assessment

Had my first assessment for my guide dog application this evening. Nothing to write about really. This bit was all about me. whether my mobility needs had changed, or whether my sight had changed. A little bit about the sort … Continue reading

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