Sleep in Crisis

Mencap and others who have been paying folks a flat rate for a sleep in, are now being asked to pay the national wage, and to back date it, 6 years.

Clearly that's rather a big bill! They did rather foolishly Appeal which did rather make them look like the bad guys! Though have managed to get Jon Snow to do some tv Interviews for them. Bit of a mess to be honest!


It is and has been a hard year, relationship wise, with a brain injuries the marriage doesn't survive. The other thing is beyond Sara and my work colleagues, I don't see anyone.

So life is hard at the moment, though has got better recently though My inner toddler has broken though recently, which is not been my finest hour. But things are on the up, my birthday soon!

The Way ahead!

Headway uk has its annual conference the way ahead which Headway South West London have funded for me, so I’m here!
I have gone to many talks and workshops and chatted to people both Brain injured or not!
And my hat for headway is Mr Jingles who is old bird! And does tricks!

It was really interesting and fun, to get the opportunity to hear talks by brain injured folks plus headway staff, about brain injury and Headway, very harrowing though good talk by Tom’s sister.

Plus the social side was a quiz on Friday night my team of west and south west Headway London was 2nd from last! And meals, breaks where good to chat to people, a lovely if tiring weekend again many thanks to Headway SW London for making this happen for me!

Little sister @40!

ChloĆ«’s birthday so saw her for lunch at a lovely cafe/gardens near Bristol Airport called the Ethicurean Sara was very happy lots of choice which normally as a vegetarian isn’t common!
Was lovely to see family again, and not so tired this time!

Comfort Bike

I have been reminded of the help? On Headway forum that my old MTB, gave me in the early days independents and such, by being a dependable and calm bike. Sa and I have named it the Comfort Bike. It allowed me to get out on my own!

It has done a lot of miles now, it is a bit of my grandfathers axe in that it’s frame and handlebars is the only thing left!

Linda & Dave in the sun!

Just back from a holiday for Dads 70th at Linda and Dave’s new place in Brittany, it was staggering hot! Lovely place with lots of land and lots of places to sleep/hide in the shade!

Long journey though clocked up close to 700 miles return in the car, which is shattering! With two anxious women in the car, and my jolly old broken knogging I’m feeling quite proud!


Dads 70th today, went out to a lovely meal in Pont-Aven to celebrate with Linda and Dave, beautiful place. The place in parts reminds me of places from my childhood and Claude and Vera, Good memories!