Things did start to get better as the next few years progressed. Staff realised that I was not the ‘bossy’ type that the previous occupier of the post. In 1991 the Government decided to ‘de-criminalise’ parking offences. The Road Traffic Act 1991 (RTA), allowing local authorities to issue parking tickets for contraventions such as: parking … Continue reading From then to now … Things can only get better !
Well, a couple of rants really. Firstly, this UK Government seems to be obsessed with tax. It’s recently announced that it ‘may’ be looking at a tax on take-away coffee cups and other non-recyclable plastics. Now at first glance, this might seem a good thing. Force manufacturers to abandon non-recyclable plastics in favour of the … Continue reading A bit of a rant …
This is going to get a bit political and may be a little sweary, so be warned!! Today was going to be the first day of a new life. Today I felt the true effect of this Governments National Health Service decimation! My mitral valve repair/replacement operation was 'bumped'. Everything was in place. Respite for … Continue reading Life changer “T” – ‘Fu*k Knows!!!!!’
When the doctor said that my angiogram appointment would not take long to come through, I was kind of thinking four to six weeks. We all know how the NHS works. Unless it's an emergency, you wait. Well the doctor was more than right. My appointment is on Wednesday, the 12th of February, which considering … Continue reading Life changing day plus 8
By the time you read this, 2012 will nearly be over. It’s a year that has had it’s ups and downs and I’m probably glad to see the back of it. Some the downsides have been quite traumatic: finding out that the job you’ve been doing for the past seven years, will no longer … Continue reading Goodbye to a long year
One of R***’s problems is noise sensitivity. I understand it occurs with many Autistic people. It is not the volume of the noise, more the pitch or tone. He can have his video and computer at the highest volume level and not bother at all, but there are some types of noise that causes … Continue reading Bloody fireworks
So Wikipedia is having a 'blackout' in protest at the SOPA/PIPA. Will it make any difference ? Well I don't really think so. Not here in Britain anyway. Two people have mentioned it in the office this morning. One thinks it is about 'getting rid of internet porn' and the other person thought it was because … Continue reading Will it do any good ??????
Youngest lads computer has gone tits up !!! This is a serious problem. His computer is a major part of his Autistic life. He has difficulty coping without it. So all day we have had 'new computer' thrown at us, at roughly 10 minutes intervals. We will get him a new one next week. … Continue reading Randomness ….