It's been a hard week. Regular readers of my blog and anyone who's just joined and cares to look will know I had a friend die a week ago. My last post was my initial expression of grief. What's happened since has brought the healing tears needed for the wounds grief creates to heal. The … Continue reading 3 Walls and a Roof
A flower not the end doorway Email Billie I think something's happened there's police Rush Oh My God what pieces to pick up Police tape, Police cars, ambulance motionless What's happened? "Can't say" I know this man he's my friend I know his date of birth, name...... He's just got out of hospital!..... Statement grateful … Continue reading A Waste #RIPMyFriend
Before you panic nothing bad has happened but I have had a Christmas Day like no other. In fact a lot of people have never had a Christmas Day quite like this one. We have all been in Crisis. I've been in Crisis today since 10am! Christmas in Crisis Had you worried there didn't I … Continue reading Homeless At Christmas 4 Crisis at Christmas
Drying out my socks and boots Ok that's got you flumxed. Why on earth have I chosen a picture of my stockinged feet on my hat? More to the point why have I got no boots on and my feet on my hat! And what's any of this got to do with Christmas crackers?!!! Think … Continue reading Homeless At Christmas 3 The Christmas Cracker
Homeless Jesus Ok I was only going to do one post about Christmas and homelessness but I have been really thinking about that family 2000 years ago. They were victims of the unseeing bureaucracy of an empire they lived on the edge of. They had to travel and register themselves. Joseph had a connection to … Continue reading Homeless At Christmas part 2 The Innkeeper
To say it's been a tough week is an understatement. The ramping up of what I can only call 'the campaign to make me lose everything' started to intensify last Thursday. That morning I excitedly went to see a temporary flat that a service provider, contracted by the council, offered me. I'd done my budget … Continue reading Just because I’m paranoid does not mean they’re not out to harm me!
I can't hide from the fact things change a lot when I'm around. Yes life is about change, life is like a river after all so it's always in a state of flux. I also am aware that I'm at risk of getting a big head as my ego tries to tell me that the … Continue reading Revolution
Who do you speak for The homeless? It's just a situation lots of groups find themselves in. Women? What I speak for half of humanity?!! I don't think so! Who do I speak for The traumatised The mentally ill The vulnerable Your not traumatised! You don't act like a victim Your not … Continue reading Who Do You Speak For!!!
A garden of peace We're there tears in your eyes when you wrote it Detialed the neglect upon the page Unkempt, underweight, unwell Two lines, too many words Did the tears come when you were at home? There were tears in my eyes when I read it As the years fell away Swimming trips, hot … Continue reading To The Family Aid
The Oasis Amid the hustling, bustling, hurrying mob, There is a oasis of calm, in a hollow above, As the traffic and people screech far bellow There's a place up here where flowers and birds grow So if your lucky enough to find this place Keep it quite so the hordes don't spoil the space