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Filed under Miscellaneous, I have a small archive of letters, postcards and handwritten notes; all of some significance to me. Old Postcards and airmail letters are mostly written in what my University tutor disparagingly called a ‘small, crabbed hand’ in … Continue reading

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Eccentric Viewing

When I first heard the term ‘eccentric viewing’ in the context of WMD, I thought it was a slightly un-PC reference to my new way of seeing things. My first experience of my sight changes took place in Sydney Art … Continue reading

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2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Literature Festivals 2015

Travelling across the Vale of Evesham in the small train towards the  Cheltenham Literature Festivals, I wonder if I will be able to see the writers and panellists at the pre-booked sessions.  Or does it matter?  After all, I already … Continue reading

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Book review – John Galsworthy’s “Maid in Waiting”

The 7th novel of the Forsyte Chronicle and a big shift over to the aristocratic Mont family.  We have met some of the Monts before but I found it confusing to sort out relationships with no visual family tree.  In … Continue reading

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Networking and Development with the Macular Society

This year the Macular Society, UK invited its volunteers to a Volunteering and Networking and Development Event. Each time this event is held at a different venue and this year it was held in West Bromwich, Birmingham. What a weekend!  … Continue reading

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Swan Song

Swan Song John Galsworthy Just as I was about to give up on this marathon read of the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy comes up trumps with Swan Song. As the Forsyte family seem to drift off into their own middle … Continue reading

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Review catch-up

I seem to have a lot of reviews to catch up with, so the AOB from the past few weeks gets a post all to itself. Listened to Shadow of The Silk Road, Colin Thubron, read by Jonathan Keeble. This … Continue reading

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Cataract operation

The bathroom tiles sparkle blue and white in the bright sunshine.  My eye is drawn to the bath panel.  Yellow and out of place.  Before my cataract operation a month ago I would not have noticed this. Family and friends … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy – “The Silver Spoon”

The Silver Spoon John Galsworthy “The Silver Spoon” more or less delivers what it says on the cover.  Fleur and Michael embark on what is, effectively, a joint career, she as a society hostess and he as a politician.  Their … Continue reading

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