Thursday, 1 October 2020
Monday, 17 August 2020
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Monday, 10 August 2020
I’ve been paying close attention to the behaviour of my fish recently and they certainly appear to be spawning. According to the information I received, fish require something soft to lay eggs on. You can find a number of specialised nests in aquatic shops, but I’ve heard an idea of using a mop head instead. All being well, this isn’t a joke but a legitimate suggestion. If not, I am sure the fish will find some other use for it.
Today I’ve been busy in councillor mode working on a complaint file on behalf of a parishioner. The complaint is complex, but I enjoy the challenge and I will ensure that with the support of my team we will give the complainant the best possible chance of winning.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been busy working on the garden and planting flowers, fruit trees and shrubs. The garden is looking far more colourful than any of the previous years and now I’ve been here for 7 years. My garden definitely benefited from lockdown restrictions.
Luckily, garden centres remained open for most of the time during the Covid-19 pandemic as visiting them is a therapeutic experience.
Friday, 10 July 2020
Weekly review Friday 10.07.2020
Lockdown Part 2, Leicester, Day 10
Just as there was a glimmer of hope that life can return to a degree of normality, Leicester and some of the neighbouring districts were placed under a second pandemic lockdown.
For the majority of people who closely followed the government advice in respect of social distancing and cleanliness and all the restrictions imposed by the government, we were hoping to be now moving forwards and returning to normal. But the minority of people chose not to follow the rules and regulations and consequently we are back in lockdown.
There are also reports that outbreaks occurred in many of the 1500 clothing and textile factories within the lockdown areas whereby people were either unwilling or unable to follow the guidelines which therefore put everyone else at risk.
Yesterday Support Worker Monika and I encountered a young couple sharing a romantic moment (kissing) whereby one person lived on one side of the motorway bridge which is in lockdown Leicester Forest East and the other person living in the safe zone of Leicester Forest East as the M1 literally splits the Leicester Forest East area in half which is causing more anxiety and frustration amongst the parishioners I have been elected to serve.
In other news, this week my team and I continue to support a local businessman with a problem and we have been liaising with other businesses and service providers to reach a conclusion.
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Friday, 3 July 2020
Weekly review 3rd July 2020
My team and I are currently representing a local businessman with an ongoing dispute. I’m fortunate to have a very experienced complaints handling and investigations team managing the dispute and therefore my health status is being largely protected by my closest advisors.
The way in which my opponents underestimate me always makes me laugh. They all too often assume that a guy with a brain injury couldn’t possibly know very much. But I like a challenge and always feel good when the opposition lose. As my team and I head towards an inevitable victory, with the opposition having a white mountain (Mont Blanc) to climb just to reach first base one can’t help but smile to oneself and be proud of one’s team.
Saturday, 27 June 2020
David Di Palma of Di Palma (UK) Ltd's educational videos. Warning contains scenes some may find upsetting
I’m feeling relieved today after Support Worker Claire and I managed to track down a friend we have not heard from for a few weeks. We’re relieved to know that she is alive and relatively well. We will sleep much better tonight knowing we’ll be able to meet her again.
In other news, the concrete bollard is yet to make an appearance in respect of unauthorised and dangerous parking in the sheltered housing scheme where I live. Whilst it is quiet at the moment, I don’t think it will be for long because the residents who are up in arms campaigning against the installation of the concrete bollard, have got a petition against the bollard, but I don't think they have overturned the decision yet.
Personally, I support the installation of the bollard because it is just a matter of time somebody is struck by a car because the residents are driving their cars on the area they should not be driving.
Monday, 22 June 2020
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Saturday 20.06.2020 weekly review
This week David and his support team have been very busy redesigning our website and communications portfolio. These are vital elements of our business. Communication is the key to success.
Unfortunately, as I am sure you will have seen from previous videos and blog entries any computer work that David undertakes causes seizures and abnormal brain activity which concerns us all. It is very difficult to try and tell David that he shouldn’t be doing something that has a negative impact upon his health circumstances. But as a team we support David by keeping him safe and intervene when David becomes ill.
To the untrained eye David would appear normal but if you were to look closer you will see and hear the signs that David is unwell. As a team we remain focus on achieving our objectives to support David and the wider community.
From a support worker’s perspective, it can be difficult to see David become increasingly unwell through trying his best. However, David always reminds us of his motto which is “To triumph over adversity is my greatest strength.”
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