Tuesday, December 06, 2016


I ran out of diabetes testing strips last night and even though I haven't bought any more, I'm not worried.

An old friend died a few months ago, and recently his wife bundled up all his diabetes paraphernalia and gave it to me. He was a very practical person and I'm sure he would have preferred his stuff was passed on to me instead of being returned to the pharmacy for safe disposal.

And every time I do a blood test for the rest of the year, I'll think of him.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sometimes I sits and thinks

Sometimes on a wet afternoon you leave the TV and the radio switched off and think.

You think about the past and the future. The people you knew. The people you never met but you felt you knew them.

The things you wish you'd done and the things you wish you hadn't. The things that you know now that you'll never do.

I guess that's life, in all its richness and heartache. But every day we get a new 24 hours, to do with as we wish...