Author Archives: jayblewes

Reasons to be cheerful (thanks to Ian Dury)

No, I’m not going to write 1,2,3 as per the song, but it would make an ideal format for a nice long list.  Laughter is important. I’m naturally drawn to things that make me laugh. They’ve changed over the years, … Continue reading

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In my defence, I have had to handle the crushing blow of losing my iTunes. This had been a dire state of affairs that looked terminal for my ageing MacMini. Oh, the grief. No more wonderful cds to put on … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis – can a diet help with symptoms?

In 2005/6 I was ill. I’d had a relapse in the summer of 2005 and it wasn’t getting any better. We’d decided to go to Venice for Christmas and we had found a nice flat to stay in on the … Continue reading

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Yowls in the night

Last week was a turbulent, sex-charged and noisy experience. The tom cats were prowling, singing their songs of love to the quivering females. Our indoor cats have all been neutered. They are safe from attack or rape, but the tom … Continue reading

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London; it’s changed a bit!

We went to the UK to watch our daughter receive her Masters in Health Economics at the University of York. This meant a trip for both of us – something we haven’t done together, for five years. We stayed with … Continue reading

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How to prepare for normal life…(level of difficulty 10)

If you’ve read any of my blog entries, you’ll see the words Multiple Sclerosis a lot. Yes, I have this damn annoying and horrible disease. You can’t tell – I’m one of those people with invisible symptoms. It’s ripped my … Continue reading

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Fun times in Jakarta, Indonesia

We lived in Jakarta from 1997-2002 and we had some rough times, some dangerous times and some really great times. The money was nice – and the free phone calls back to the UK and the free electricity to run … Continue reading

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