Entries by CSP

The Quarantine Diary of Roger Balls

Mr Roger Balls, a retired resident of our shores, shares his experiences and observations about life in quarantine during the Covid-19 crisis. Go to the latest entry   Day 1 – Tuesday So, Boris (Bodge) Johnson has announced to the UK that we have to stay indoors all day, every day except for necessities and […]

March Interim 2020

Hello! If you are finding it a bit frustrating to occupy yourself during this isolation period then here are some things which might help. Keeping ourselves occupied is one of the best ways to get through this and we are truly fortunate in these times to have so many things at our disposal at the […]

March 2020

Hello there,  For once there isn’t a storm going on going on outside! In fact, the sky is clear and blue, although it is a bit cold still. Believe it or not, last Monday saw the beginning of Meteorological Spring in Britain (and probably otherwhere, too) according to the bods on Radio 4 and for […]

February 2020

Hi Everyone Not a very long newsletter this time. Basically I’m laid up with a screamingly bad back from knees to neck, so moving, sitting, staying still and generally being alive is quite a painful affair. For your benefit… I thought I would just include a link or two to some information about benefits, mainly […]

January 2020

Happy New Year! I hope you had a festive and fulfilling Christmas. Ours was quiet and thoroughly enjoyable. 2020 is upon us and certainly wish all of you a happy, peaceful and healthy one. Health I was recently given a bottle of Blackseed Oil by a good friend. I have never used this before; in […]

December 2019

Season’s Greeting! Well, I don’t know about you but I’ve been absolutely freezing this week. The only warm person in our house has been the dog and that’s only because he’s hairy and knows where the best duvet is. Worse than being dead? A couple of weeks ago I came across this report on the […]



This wonderful article is written by the husband of a Fibro sufferer. In it he speaks of all the battles and experiences from the ‘other point of view’. I’ve Heard a lot lately of people saying their wife/ husband/Family, Just DONT get or WANT to UNDERSTAND FIBROMYALGIA. This is a Mans point of view, as […]

November 2019

Hi Everyone Well, the weather promises to be windy, rainy, sleety and possibly snowy. You can’t go out so you might as well stay in, turn on the gas fire, make a cup of tea, and read the November newsletter. You know it makes sense! Christmas Raffle We will be holding the Christmas Raffle at […]

October 2019

Hi Everyone It was in the papers this week that we’re in for a bad winter this year. I don’t know about a white Christmas but it’s going to be a cold one apparently so forewarned is forearmed, as they say. Be prepared and stay safe. Right, now, two things: 1 – Raffle Prizes We […]

September 2019

Hello All! As we slide gently into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness I notice a distinct chilliness in the air. Summer’s lease hath all too short a date and temperatures shall soon be dropping. I don’t know about you but my old Osgood-Schlatter’s injury always starts to bother me around the end of […]