The angel in the bracken – an appreciation of David Cobb

A quarter of a century ago, as a geology student, I spent the best part of my summer mapping Ordovician volcanics on a mountain in the Snowdonia National Park. With only the local wildlife and the occasional sheep farmer for company, and with the sun slowly blistering its way through the sky, I’d enjoyed theContinue reading “The angel in the bracken – an appreciation of David Cobb”

Elf and wellbeing

In 2019, I fulfilled a lifelong travel dream when my wife surprised me by booking a few days in Iceland. I’m a geology graduate and although my degree was a long time ago it was still a big thrill to be standing on the mid-ocean ridge surrounded by a ‘young’ basalt landscape. In fact IContinue reading “Elf and wellbeing”

Sticking at it

I plucked up the courage to go down to my allotment the other day. The first proper visit of the year is always a bit daunting. I can see the allotment as it’s just behind where I live, so I know that my plot has spent a number of days recently under a foot orContinue reading “Sticking at it”

Blitzkrieg post-script

Well, everything was a bit miserable at the end of my last post so apologies for that. I’m a week or two further along the line now and I’ve been applying the patches to their designated places in the literature and experimenting with each zone. I’ve found that the only place that works is myContinue reading “Blitzkrieg post-script”

Blitzkrieg

One of the things my brand new neurologist did for me when I met him earlier this year is confirm my diagnosis of restless legs syndrome (RLS). It’s something that I’ve been wondering about, on and off, pretty much since diagnosis, so it’s ‘nice’ to have it confirmed. It’s not a symptom of MS, butContinue reading “Blitzkrieg”

Mourning sickness

I recently heard that it’s a good idea to find something to mourn with MS. Something in life that MS has taken from you. Maybe it’s a good night’s sleep, or the ability to run a long distance or that you’re no longer the party animal you once were. It could be all sorts ofContinue reading “Mourning sickness”

Baclofen fun

Well it’s the new year (happy new year!) and after over-indulging over the festive period, my thoughts have naturally turned to new year’s resolutions. Normally it’s something to do with losing a bit of weight and becoming fitter, even if it’s just a little bit fitter and being able to take my belt in aContinue reading “Baclofen fun”