Category Archives: Age

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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    “Ten ways to celebrate the last birthday of my 8th decade 1.  Tidy the garden (with a lot of help).  Be glad that the bluebells, aquilegia, wallflowers, forget-me-nots and peonies had consulted and decided to bloom in concert. 2.  … Continue reading

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Is nostalgia good for you? My 78th birthday is just a month away. It’s the school holidays and my granddaughter is staying with me. At nearly 11 she is full of questions and I can’t resist reminiscing. I like to … Continue reading

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Eylea – a new treatment for WMD

There was a delay in hearing the results of my last eye scan and I was becoming anxious. Then all of a sudden I was told by the hospital that I had been approved for the new drug Eylea to … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

The first sign of winter is not frost, not falling leaves, not dark nights. For me, the first sign of winter is the central heating breakdown. Outside, the temperature has dropped and the early morning light is soft and grey. … Continue reading

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Cross country travel

I want to catch a train to Ipswich from the West Midlands. Get to London. My son takes me to the newly developed Stratford station. It is huge and far from user-friendly. We are directed to the customer assistance office … Continue reading

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A birthday

Yesterday  was my birthday. I am now 77.  Lots of cards, texts and phone calls all day.  A nice mixture of snail mail and technology. It was great to spend the day with my son in Lichfield.  We had a … Continue reading

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