Everybody hurts…

Everybody hurts…

Everybody hurts... ...but may not feel it in the same way. In May 2019, I spent one of my weekends sitting in a room with 250 other health professionals (including surgeons, physiotherapists, doctors, psychologists, and massage therapists) listening to Professor...

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December Reflections 2019

December Reflections 2019

So this is the fourth year that I've done Susannah Conway's December Reflections.  They are a lovely way to consider what the past year has been and consider what next year can bring.  They were some of my first blog posts back in 2017, and they led me to sharing my...

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Photo a Day collection – December 2019

Photo a Day collection – December 2019

So here we are at the end of 2019 and the last photo a day collection for the decade.  As has been my habit for the last four years, I have also been doing the December Reflections led by Susannah Conway, and these have been gathered in their own post. December 1st -...

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Christmas tree biscuits recipe

Christmas tree biscuits recipe

This is the recipe for the biscuits that my mother (and now I) make each Christmas.  They are part of the traditions I have for this time of the year. Once cooked these biscuits are hung on the tree and spread their glorious spicy aroma through that room.  During this...

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Photo a day collection – November 2019

Photo a day collection – November 2019

Welcome to another collection of my photos! So the penultimate month of 2019, and the theme this month was Rainbow month.  So a return to the perenially lovely colour month, which FMS Pad last did in May (when I did the Bikes of London).  This time work is busy so I...

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Christmas 2019 – Clinic times

Christmas 2019 – Clinic times

Season's greetings, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's rapidly approaching that time of year again, when things get a little confusing and there are breaks in the normal run of things.  So this post is my attempt to make things clearer.  In summary, I won't be...

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Photo a Day Collection – October 2019

Photo a Day Collection – October 2019

Well, this month is a slightly stange one, as there were no prompts: it was a Free Choice month.  This meant that we could choose whatever photo we wanted to share.  Many people included their own theme over the top of it.October 1stThis is a large art installation...

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Neck stretch – front and sides of the neck

Neck stretch – front and sides of the neck

This is a bit of a weird stretch to get to muscles that run from behind the ear to the collar bone and the breast bone.  These are the ones that form the 'V' shape at the front of the neck. These muscles have the lovely name of Sternocleidomastoid (SCM for short).  In...

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Floating not sinking

Floating not sinking

I have never been able to float in water: I just sink.  In a swimming pool or the sea if I lie back and relax (as I've been told to try many, many times), my feet and then my bottom gently drift towards the bottom, dragging me down.  I have to be like a shark and keep...

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