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So long!

All good things must come to an end.

After 4  years, “Freefall” is being archived. Thanks for moving your eyeballs along my words and all the comments you’ve left over the time.  I  have really enjoyed reading them. Read more: So long!

Online Shopping … the Pink Dr. Marten Adventure

I am by no means a hermit, but I freely and joyfully admit that, these days, I rarely set foot inside a store. Unfortunately – for my bank balance that is – this doesn’t mean that I don’t buy things. No, it just means that 90% of the time I buy things online. Read more: Online Shopping … the Pink Dr. Marten Adventure

It is not everything… a sentiment worth reiteration

Recently, I’ve read a lot of articles, blogs and the like, highlighting what is often referred to as ‘CP successes’. That is to say, people who have achieved some level of success, personally or professionally, while living with cerebral palsy.

The fact that these people are seen as a success because they have achieved something, despite having a disability, annoys me greatly.

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Going shopping – observances of things that remain true

Yesterday I did something radical. I took a day of leave just to go shopping and spend time with a friend. I’ve never done that before. It was awesome and I totally recommend it. My brain took a nice deep breath, but my eyes were still on alert and I noticed a lot of things.

Firstly, weekdays between 11 am and 4 pm must be ‘stare at those who are mildly different’ day for the elderly. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not normally one to notice such things. I’m way too happy in my own little world, but yesterday, every white haired person seemed to look my way with a puzzled expression. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s some new equal opportunity for your eyesight scheme that I’ve yet to hear of, or maybe my flatmate had written something on my head that only the over 80s could see. Regardless, I really wanted to do a little dance for their enjoyment.

Read more: Going shopping – observances of things that remain true