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A date for your diary

This is Archie basking in Deeside sunshine on 8 March 2015. He is wearing a purple Stroke Association neckerchief, because on 10 May 2015 he will be taking part in a Stroke Association Step Out for Stroke event on Aboyne … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 on Deeside                            

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Step out for Stroke Revisited

Enthusiastic readers of this blog will remember that almost a year ago, Hamish and I undertook a sponsored walk – Step Out for Stroke – at Glamis Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Glamis, though at the time, Hamish complained loudly … Continue reading

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Rodelinda

To the Deeside Community Theatre for a production of Handel’s Rodelinda by Scottish Opera. They are on tour throughout Scotland until 2 November. Yes, even here in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire, we are sometimes touched by high culture. You … Continue reading

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Deeside Stroke Group

The Deeside Stroke Group has now existed for three months. We meet weekly to exercise in a cold hall in the centre of Aboyne.  The NHS  provides no ongoing rehabilitation for stroke survivors – you have to manage your own, … Continue reading

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Reception desks and other welcomes

The word “reception” has a variety of meanings – we talk about a drinks reception; there are reception classes in primary schools; it is a word, above all, suggesting a welcome and, hopefully, the open arms of friendship. I am … Continue reading

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Words

I am eternally grateful that the stroke I suffered on 18 July 2004 did not take away my power to speak, reason and understand – in short, to enjoy language. Since that date I have met many stroke survivors who … Continue reading

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