Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

Writer, stroke survivor, whippet owner, music lover, charity volunteer

Double negatives and big girls’ blouses

My wife – a wise owl, who never tweets (at least in the internet sense) -remarked recently, apropos of nothing, “We wouldn’t be human if we weren’t fallible.” Despite the double negative in that statement, she had offered me a … Continue reading

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Gardening Notes

1 September, and our fruit trees are doing well this year. We could never have made that statement in Orkney, where we lived for 10 years. Orkney has other compensations, however – see the header picture of this blog Apple … Continue reading

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Reflections

Responding to a recent survey on stroke care from the Scottish Government, I made the point that in stroke care psychological and emotional therapy should be provided where needed alongside physical therapy. In hindsight, I now feel even more strongly … Continue reading

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Sūji wa dokushin ni kagiru

Note to Meghan and Harry –   “Naming that Baby after me will not change my way of life.” Archie     Meanwhile, a gold star to you if you know what the title of this post means. It may … Continue reading

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February 2019 – man removes clothing on Aboyne golf course

“It was so warm we had to take our pullovers off on the golf course.” This statement was made to me today by an Aboyne resident who had been enjoying the full benefit of a record temperature for February on … Continue reading

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Adolescents, adverbs and conjunctions

Subtlety tends not to be in the nature of the adolescent. It is all or nothing…… Continue reading

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Resolutions

Belatedly, I have begun my new year resolutions which are: 1. To keep this blog regularly updated and 2. To recover physically from the injuries inflicted during 2018 – notably the fall and broken arm last August, which put paid … Continue reading

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Welcome 2019

A happy new year to all followers of this blog and all good wishes for 2019. May all your troubles be small ones, and may those who care for you be generous and kind and fill your bowl with happiness. … Continue reading

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Down to earth

Followers of this blog may have noticed that there has been a long silence since the summer, when I wrote about the joy that is the annual stroke care audit in Scotland. Blessed relief? Serious illness? Death? Nothing so dramatic. … Continue reading

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Stroke Care in Scotland

Apologies for the length of this post. As I do every year, I am providing a link on this blog to the annual Scottish stroke care audit – now called the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme or SSIP as we shall … Continue reading

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