I live in a small seaside town in Devon. In the initial stages of lockdown I was fortunate to complete the first stages of becoming a guide dog owner with my new mate Teal. My guide dog trainer and I had set up several walking routes around the town that covered crossing roads, zebra crossings … More Please Give Me Space. Social Distance Sign
July 2020. Whilst in the midst of the global pandemic and being placed on furlough. The UK Government had allowed campsites to open and lifted traveling restrictions. A friend of mine Gavin, suggested it’s time for an adventure and possible attempted a few days walking and camping. Over a couple of cups of tea, we … More Cornish Coastal Path – Penzance to Morvah
Covid19 – When I received and eventually read the email from my employer with the terms and conditions of the Governments Job Retention Scheme. I have to admit I did not fully understand what mentally it would mean to not have work in my life for 7 weeks. I live in a Victorian mid terraced … More What I did when I was furloughed.
During my Furlough Days, I have watched enough “no news” TV and listened to many bland radio stations with repeat music and again “no news” broadcasts. To say that I was at the end of my tether and running out of items to fill the growing “white noise’ in my head, where I once had … More Absolutely feed up of listening to “No News” radio stations?
I bet I am not on my own? I am conscious of a few things 1) safety for my wife and I. ie public transport and accommodation in the UK will be Cleaned and disinfected to the best it can be. Have you read the HSE guidelines? 2) Our own economic situation is in need … More Should we all stay in the UK and have a “Stay-cation”
Going shopping, reading social media posts and listening to friends, family and my soul mate has led to some new anxieties that I am looking for new ways to suppress. I am sure that I am not on my own and know that keeping busy and avoiding the above is one way through the next … More Audio Books – Bill Bryson – Walk in the Woods
Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.— Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html
Last weekend Emma and I went to visit London and watch Ollie in his college performance of “Our House” in a theartre in Severn Sisters, North London. The show was understandable brilliant. After three years of training at London’s leading dance and drama college @theurdang you could only or would only expect that. Emma and … More #WhiteCane the stick.
Prior to my eyesight diminishing I loved to go camping, hiking and take on long distance walks over a few days. I haven’t stopped I just keep buying new kit and tackle the problem in a different way. With the arrival of a new member to Team Imeson, Teal. I have a chance to look … More Camping with a Guide Dog
Six Hours on a train in February 2020 and through a storm ! Team Imeson’s members Emma, Teal and myself Roy had personal invites to St James Palace in London to be honourable guests at the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award ceremony. On Monday 10th February 2020. The day before I had been working in … More The Tails of Teal the guide dog. Plymouth to Paddington