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  • The things I’ve been told by people I’ve met online dating vary from the very dull to the bloody outrageous.

    I suddenly remembered one today.  This lady, about my age, had seen a guy for a few dates. Outw […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, All white now. 6 days ago

    Let it snow… so nice and Christmas’y   Loads of messages from people with pictures of snow covered roads. How lovely !

    Except for me, it’s a blimmin complication I can do without. No way I’d trust the iBot i […]

  • Life in the Fast Lane with Russell Dawkins –  a friends perspective….

    Accompanying Russ to anything really – is always quite eventful, but for some reason gigs at night, is always an interesting one!

    So, […]

  • Getting to last night’s venue proved far more arduous than I could have predicted. I remember going there as an able bodied person to see a gig or 3, and the packed and crowded nature of it was a great s […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Thursday. 1 week, 1 day ago

    After spending 3 hours overall on the complicated and unpredictable procedure of self colonic irrigation, with all the risks of leaks and floods, i eventually got to the gym, where ive paused to write […]

    • Deliberate ignorance, I’d say.

    • My God that sounds like my Husband when I looked after him for well over a year. I couldn’t get Carers Allowance as my State Pension was more than the Carers Allowance. I had to do everything for him including changing his catheter bag to wiping his backside and washing him. No one knows how hard it is until you have experienced it. Nobody cares either. They used to send him home from Hospital saying he was medically fit and Well. As long as he had a pulse that was all they were bothered about and a mug like me at home to look after him. Lots of love to you Margaret x x x

    • Russ replied 1 week ago

      Well I think it’s a thing that you can only do properly if you’re a dedicated professional.

      Or you love and care very much for the person…

      • I did care and love my Husband or I couldn’t have done what I did for him. I promised to do that in Church when we married. He thought I was his Mother come the end. Love to You Margaret x x

    • When my Husband was really ill and I couldn’t cope, I used to read Russ’s posts and they would inspire me to go on for another day. They helped me a lot in the dark days and nights. I am not just saying this as when I used to see him in Staines I did not particularly like him. I don’t know why and I don’t think our paths would have crossed. I do like him a lot now and admire his honesty. Love Margaret x x

  • Kasabian, then Sleeper, then Jamiroquai. Busy gig weekend then ?!

    Kasabian 10/10

    Sleeper 9/10

    Jamiroquai 5/10 – well it’s the same track with different lyrics every time, isn’t it??

    Tonight I saw Ste […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Today. 2 weeks ago

    My buddy, Adam T invited me to his Xmas party… the one his business has, 30 years after he started it in his bedroom, just out of school… and as it was when I met him. Now it’s big, and it’s successful – an […]

  • Prior to going to the Tower of London with my mother, I spent 3 hours in hospital being taught how to self irrigate my stoma …

    That involves sticking a cone end into your hole and letting a litre of water […]

  • Plus , my mother and I visited the Tower of London  

  • Wacky would describe them, I’d say.

    I like the video – he’s in a psychiatric ward and thinks he’s actually a National Express bus driver.. and the  medical staff are the bus hostesses…. the crazy guy in the […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, 12 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    My current carer finishes on the 16th and then I have 12 days of Christmas where I’m in a lot of trouble if I have no help.

    My brother, Stu. has offered me Christmas shelter for some of that time, which is v […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Thanks! 3 weeks ago

    I appreciate very much the many supportive messages I received today, and recently in anticipation of today.

    Thanks so much to Mr Marky P for being there when it counted. Nothing like a practical man with a […]

  • Hi Russ

    Just reading your latest exploits.

    Since reacquainting myself with you over the last few years and meeting your closest friends, I think I probably speak on behalf of many of us when I say that some […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Unhinging. 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Today my spasming got worse and worse. Every time I tried to lean forward in my chair, the spasms pushed me right back. It went on for a long time. I noticed my attractive bag of wee didn’t seem to be filling as i […]

    • I really feel for you. My Husband had a stroke and prostate cancer and couldn’t do anything for himself. He also had a catheter. He had me to help him. Feel so sorry for you, Margaret x x

  • I met up with my old DW canoe partner, Piran, yesterday. We did a fair bit of time in a boat together, often smelling badly of urine.

    I went down to the Thames with him on the IBot. I’d explained how they j […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, 1922. 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I went to watch a film about the 1922 attempt to summit Mt Everest on Friday, at the RGS, with Lily. They’ve recently digitalised all their ancient archive ciné reel footage. Almost a century ago, it was an in […]

  • I went to a gig on Saturday- Scouting for Girls- great band, great atmosphere. At the outset the lead singer said ‘ come on, I need everyone to stand up!’   Now I totally get that, it adding massively to the part […]

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