Tag Archive: Work

No Shame

When I was 27, I gave up my flat, my fiancé and my job in Canada and bought a one-way ticket to London. I’d woken up one morning and it was like I… Continue reading

World Bellyboarding Championships

The World Bellyboarding Championships started off as a small competition a few years ago with about 13 competitors and now it’s turned into this cacophony of people. I work for the National Trust… Continue reading

What more can you want?

I work for Stevenson down at Newlyn dock. He is the owner of this boat and a fleet of other fishing boats. I’m a painter and I help with other stuff. I was… Continue reading


We’ve been living in Malaga, Spain for many years – the children were born there – and I’ve only been here for 5 months. My husband is English and I encouraged him to… Continue reading

Everything about Today is Wonderful

Oh! You’re making me cry. Hold on…. I’ll explain why in a minute… It’s just… you’ve made my day… I’ve only been back in Cornwall for a week and I’m so happy. I… 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

Creating the future

I’m from Poland and I’ve been here since December. I’m working in a care home with people suffering from Dementia. It’s very interesting and sad, but what can I do? All I can… Continue reading

No man has ever kept me

“I’m an old-fashioned girl and I take after my Gran, Henrietta. She ran a corner shop and brought up four children all on her own. She ended up owning three houses. Her shop… Continue reading

The bravest scaffolder

You’d be surprised what cowards scaffolders are when you wield a camera around them. When I asked for a photograph, they scuttled off up the scaffolding like spiders in a web.  I managed… Continue reading

Of course I’m happy

“I refuse to claim benefits. This is my only income.” “And do you like it?” “Yes. If I compare it to how I lived when I was 20.” “I am approaching 20. What… Continue reading