Swivel eyed loons or, ‘Hey, I resemble that remark!’ 19/05/13
On my recent walk with a talk around the town of my birth I asked the audience to yell out disparaging words for people with a mental malady.
Between us, me and a couple of plants in the crowd came up with quite a few. I’m sure, with just a couple of…
2:54 pm • 19 May 2013
28/04/13 - 11/05/13 I don’t think we’re in Kansas any more…
The first thing that struck me as I sat with a group of Corby’s artists, writers, dancers and musicians in the Core at the Corby Cube, was that this was about as far from social work as I could get.
It was Sunday 28th of April and I was to meet up with…
7:05 am • 13 May 2013
Anonymous asked: Hi Chris - where are you now (10-05-2013) ? We met on Eigg last year. Jenny & John
Hi both - the isle of eigg feels a long way away now. It was great to meet you. I’ve made it to barrow in Furness, experiencing great hospitality on my way. I’ve just completed a show in conjunction with the Core at Corby Cube - it went really well (Corby is the town where I was born I know it’s about as far from the coast you can get :0). Probably the best way to keep up to date with me is through email - firstname.lastname@example.org or through wordpress www.walkamileinmyshoesuk.wordpress.com you can set that up really easily so you get an email every time I post a blog. I hope this finds you both well. All the best, and thanks for getting in touch,
9:55 am • 10 May 2013
27/04/13 The Punch Bowl
Occasionally, as a regular taker of medication, I deliberately reinterpret the word ‘contraindicated’ with ‘best served with…’
Such was the case with the lovely Mr. Hambly and his several friends called Stella the night before.
Today walking felt, well, a…
3:36 am • 29 April 2013
26/04/13 At home with the Hambly’s
Yesterday I put on an extra speedy spurt because I knew at the end of it would be my old mate, and…
4:56 am • 28 April 2013
Sssshhh, my Dad’s on nightshift… 25/04/13
What better way to spend a rainy old morning than to reflect on the general loveliness of the previous day.
I phoned Lesley, a relative of a friend of a friend, to tell her where I was and that I’d be at our suggested meeting point in about 2 and a half…
10:18 am • 27 April 2013
Many veteran walkamilers will remember my last encounter with a nuclear power station – Dounreay up…
3:21 am • 24 April 2013 • 1 note
Back in the day…no, not that one, THE day, when I trained as a social worker, we talked about normalisation – a theory that recognised that social work punters had a right to lead a ‘normal’ life.
Cool. What could be wrong with that? Well, unfortunately…
3:28 pm • 21 April 2013
06/04/13 ‘Osborne: why should State fund people like Philpott?’ The Daily Telegraph, 5/4/13
Why should the state fund people like Philpott? Philpott, the controlling, bullying, violent and ultimately murderous man responsible for the death of six children, supposedly in his care, apparently because he wanted more welfare benefits…
Why should the…
12:18 pm • 9 April 2013
‘You can’t see green cheese’
a wonderful Scottish turn of phrase that reflects one’s desire to have what the other person’s got no matter what it is.
Just recently, my attention was drawn to Christian Nock – an ex-soldier who is walking around the whole…
4:45 am • 4 April 2013