About

Lover of words, of hand-made stuff, and reading, though I don’t have a lot of time these days. I have a photography and written word blog at http://www.blipfoto.com/woodpeckers

Working part time with children with complex health needs and severe learning difficulties. Work at a Catholic school but not a practising Catholic. Interested in autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Also working with recovering addicts and alcoholics. Trying to get out more after a dreadfully long winter spent in front of the fire. (Undiagnosed) dyspraxia means that I can’t drive a car, despite having spent thousands on lessons. Not being able to drive in a rural area has been a hindrance to  getting all kind of jobs, but there aren’t many now…

I am older than you and have lived in Ireland, Scotland and now England. Parents brought up in India. Love to write, when it is flowing, and am trying to get back into being a poet. Daily practice helps, even if some of it is drivel!

The first band I ever saw live was Stiff Little Fingers at the Glasgow Apollo.

Thank you for reading this far.

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4 Responses to About

  1. barabrith says:

    I would love to have your comments here! No matter what you think

  2. michaella says:

    I remember practising with the flying saucers, bought from the Kintillo shop,up those draughty stairs. Along with tins of Cremola foam!

    • barabrith says:

      Thanks, Michaella. Were you practising flying, or taking communion? Which draughty stairs? So many horrible draughty places! the white ones up to to the art room and Barat 1, the sleeping place in the sky? You were next to me, in “the stables”. As for cremola foam, we were told that it rotted the stomach. In that case, I am surprised we have any stomachs left to rot. Mind you, we were also told that if you ate toothpaste, you’d get worms! If you snogged a Kintillo boy, you’d probably go straight to hell…

  3. I like the ‘Please take care with comments’ part – I think you put that message across well.

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