Tag Archive: health

The Trilby Hero

I joined the merchant navy at 17 and I’d been round the world 3 times by the time I was 21 – then I did something daft and got married which put paid… Continue reading

Spearhead and Blades

I did some research into Polynesian art for my tattoo, and the spearhead and blades I have on my arm signify overcoming things – it’s sort of about strength, but more about overcoming… Continue reading

Angry and Demoralised – Stop ATOS (2)

This wreath is to commemorate the people who have died because of ATOS Work Capability Assessments. There are known to be 30 people who have been registered with the coroner as dying because… Continue reading

The hardest job you’ve got

I chose to study Psychology and Philosophy – the silent Ps  – because I was interested in people, but I knew by Christmas I didn’t like it. When I finished my degree I… Continue reading

Pure at heart

I’m 88-and-a-half years old. Nearly 90! My secret is clean living, dear. I am happy-go-lucky in a respectable way. I eat healthily and never wear make up. I’ve always led a clean life.… Continue reading

My Past Me

I’m originally from Glasgow. I’ve been here 26 years, and in my little cottage for 25 years. We came down when my wife got a job here – she was a college lecturer,… Continue reading

We control our bodies

I enjoy being on my own. Before my illness I used to go off on my own for 2-3 days and people would say, “how do you manage?” “How do you go out… Continue reading

Compulsory paddleboarding

Me: What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you in this job? Lifeguard: Hm. I’ve only been doing this since May, so nothing very weird has happened to me yet. Me: It… Continue reading