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Stem Cell anniversary bike ride for Maggie’s

Hiya! Still here!! Sorry about the radio silence – you deserve better… Can’t believe it’s almost 4 months since I last updated the blog. “My bad” as the kids say. But in my defence, it’s really due to positive things … Continue reading

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Nearly Normal Again

It’s one of my favourite jokes. “How many people work in your office/organisation?”. “Around half of them…”. I’ve been reminded of it over the past few weeks as I’ve undertaken my ‘phased return’ to work at the Scottish Government. “Are … Continue reading

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So that was 2016…

That’s it. Almost time to say farewell 2016, hello 2017. Truth is, on Hogmanay 2015, I wasn’t really sure if I’d be around to write this blog a year later. I’d like to think that the over-riding attitude that I’ve shown in the … Continue reading

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He’s not out of his MND, he’s doing a wonderful thing. Can you help?

Hello again. I was going to use this overdue update to let you know about my return to work. Or should that be return to the office, the work’s not really started in earnest yet. But posts about ‘commute, log … Continue reading

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Anniversary positivity – and a time for reflection

Yesterday, as a nation, we came together to remember and reflect on the sacrifices that so many have made to secure our futures. Today, myself and my family are reflecting on and remembering a more personal anniversary, exactly one year … Continue reading

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Running for Maggie’s

Not me this time. Think I’m even less up for 5km than I was when I did my fundraiser between chemo rounds 5 and 6! Nope, this time it’s my Scottish Government colleague Gordon Paterson who’s putting on his running shoes … Continue reading

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Time to up the pace?

They say you shouldn’t run before you can walk. But I think I’m all walked out. My recovery is going well and I think it’s time to step things up a gear. But I’m finding it difficult trying to work … Continue reading

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