Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

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

New Year 2021

This, below, was the scene outside my window on Christmas Day 2020 at about 10.30 a.m. and this was the scene on 1 January 2021 at approximately the same time Spot the difference. Slightly different angle? Slightly more colour on … Continue reading

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A student writes

‘Am I mad?’ This from a very occasional Facebook user (me). My post was referring to my decision in August of this benighted year to register for a postgraduate MA in Creative Writing with the Open University. I do not … Continue reading

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Deeside Stroke Group

Throughout the pandemic, the Deeside Stroke Group has managed to keep its exercise sessions going. Supported by the charity the Stroke Association, we are the only organisation on Deeside providing specialist exercise sessions for stroke survivors once they are discharged … Continue reading

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World Stroke Day

When I was at at school we were regularly encouraged by our excellent English teacher to write creative fiction. “However,” he warned us, “do not write a far-fetched tale that ends with the words ‘and then I woke up’. That … Continue reading

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Scottish Stroke Improvement Plan 2020

The name of this blog is Man, Dog, Stroke. Recently there has been quite a bit about the man, and quite a bit about the dog. Perhaps it’s time for a bit about stroke. Last month, later in the year … Continue reading

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Julia, dogs and human nature

This is Julia Klöckner. You may never have heard of her, but read on and you will find out. Julia is the German Minister of Food and Agriculture, a fact you probably already know if you live in Germany. This … Continue reading

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A whippet emotes

Today is my 7th birthday. That is 7 long years during which Master and Mistress have benefited from my presence in their lives and during which I have been endlessly patient with their many idiosyncrasies and foibles. Apparently 7 years … Continue reading

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Bob Ross, Art and Me

Over the weeks of lockdown, BBC4 has been running a series of programmes called The Joy of Painting featuring the late American artist, Bob Ross. Bob and his art were new to me, though not apparently to many others. If … Continue reading

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View from the Air

This picture from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) appeared on Twitter today, inviting people to recognise this Scottish village I can tell you that among the trees in a house on the left of this picture, I am writing this … Continue reading

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Long Tall Sally was my beacon of hope

Today another part of my history has been chipped away never to return. This bit of history is not a statue of some infamous blackguard, toppled and hurled into a harbour. No, this is a part of my personal story, … Continue reading

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