A Year Of Being The HopScot

I love writing these posts but more so than that, I love the interactions that have come from sharing them online. The connections I have made with such a wide range of different people over this last year go far beyond…

7 Things I Didn’t Have To Think About Before I Became An Amputee

Many of you reading this will know that I wasn’t always an amputee and if you didn’t know, well now you do.
In fact, for seventeen years, three months and nine days (not that I’ve ever counted it), I was a perfectly healthy biped with nothing more to worry about than a scraped knee, a congenital heart condition and the occasional winter cold…

7 Things We Wish People Knew About Life With A Heart Condition.

I am part of a group set up by the British Heart Foundation and a couple of weeks ago I posed the question;
What, as young adults, would we like others to understand about living with a heart condition?
There were a number of interesting and varied responses…

Adios 2020!

Well, this last year is going to be one for the history books. Preferably the first books to be burned when Brexit turns us into a Ray Bradbury style dystopia. I could ponder the fact that I’ve never experienced anything like this year but given that I’m only 25, that isn’t a huge amount ofContinue reading “Adios 2020!”

This Is Halloween

Many full moons ago, when my sister and I were both no more than knee high to a grasshopper mum would, on the first of November every year, begin to prepare for the following years Halloween party…

Why I Haven’t Posted In So Long

First things first, I swear to you all that my blog is still alive.
I know that it is quite common for people to start one up, be heavily invested in it for a few months and then just let it die.
I have no intentions of doing this…

The Tale of Argo

From the rescue to his final flight, here is the full story
of our little feathery friend…

What’s Happening With The Old Ticker?

I have talked in my first post about losing my leg during open heart surgery, and also mentioned my condition on the page where I talk about who I am.
However, I haven’t really done much to explain about it other than…