SMTWTFS


hope, patient, shame

Every Sunday morning I have a chore. It is just a small job, five minutes, maybe ten tops, but crucial. I have to refill my pill box for the week, and note down if there are any I need to re-repeat. It doesn’t take long, though it is fiddly. It is also a useful thing […]

7th January 2018

Shame


incontinence, patient, shame

I loved the film Shame. I found it moving, and simple, and complicated, and dirty, and clean all at the same time. I was drawn in but horrified, not by the central character’s sex addiction but the easy decline of me into voyeur, and the extent of that voyeurism. I was as pulled into the […]

20th August 2012

Guest blogging and pissing around…


incontinence, shame

When Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (then married) made a political speech at the Oscars they were accused by senior flanks of Hollywood royalty of behaving like guests who repaid their host’s hospitality by pissing on the living room rug. I have just done something similar. I was recently invited, very kindly, by TherubbishPregno, to […]

24th March 2011

Depression and trendy #hashtags


depression, shame

A week or so ago there was a Twitter hash tag trending. This means, for those who aren’t members of the twitterati, people using twitter across the world were writing short microblog posts on a similar theme, linking them by a repeated phrase starting with an #. It was trending, which means lots of people […]

17th February 2011