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Stroke research, that referendum – and an invitation to you

At the weekend, you, like me, may have seen an excellent cartoon depicting a newscaster saying: “Aliens haven’t landed and Elvis hasn’t been found alive. Everything else has happened.” This sums up well how many of us in the UK … Continue reading

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Step Out for Stroke

It is that time of year again. Once more, Master and I will be taking part in a  Step Out for Stroke event – this time at Broughty Ferry near Dundee on 15 May. This involves a 2.5 mile walk … Continue reading

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The West Sands Revisited

“Youth is wasted on the young” – so wrote George Bernard Shaw. This line floated through my head recently when we two humans – plus dog – were spending a few days in St Andrews at the beginning of March. … Continue reading

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Scottish Stroke Assembly

A first. On 15 March this year, the Stroke Association will be holding its first Stroke Assembly in Scotland. This is an opportunity for stroke survivors, their carers and others with an interest in stroke to meet together, exchange news … Continue reading

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Snow and gritted teeth

Yesterday hard frost and some snow. Today more snow, but milder. Definitely not weather for a young whippet. Following a diktat from our ever liberal Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council is to spend thousands of pounds on Gaelic road signs, but … Continue reading

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…and a post for Gardeners

…especially those gardeners challenged by the dismal Scottish summer weather this year. This is a picture of three year old Katya in our garden. She’s produced a great crop of apples and is clearly a good variety for the challenging … Continue reading

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Musical chairs, foxes and stroke statistics

In my tiresome way, I am writing again about the annual Scottish Stroke Care Audit. You can read what I have said in the past by clicking here. While some of our politicians are playing musical chairs and saving the … Continue reading

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A message from California

Blogging offers a mixture of guilt and delight. Guilt, because you feel the self-imposed duty to write on the blog regularly, and life being what it is many days can go by without any entries made. “A great relief!” I … Continue reading

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What about the life in your head?

What’s the life in your head like? For stroke survivors or, indeed, anyone fascinated by the workings of the human brain I recommend listening to the recent BBC Radio 4 programme The Life in My Head  – click on the link … Continue reading

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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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