STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
Am I alone in slouching at home right now? The economy is rocking, the weather’s cold, the nights are closing in.
I always worry that anyone reading my website imagines I don’t have a care in the world. Hey, look at me, getting out and about… wheelchair heaven, right?
Well no, not really. Just like you, I have my bad days. Just like you, any money we do have comes from earned income (well insured income in my case). We are all susceptible to the chill breeze of the r…r…r…recession currently looming large.
Sure, I know a lot of people are having it worse. Unless the brown stuff hits the fan, we should be OK. So, I am not complaining, really, I'm not! All I am feeling is that any big ticket expenditure may need to be deferred:
I hope not! But, for the moment, I am paralysed with fear and I just cannot move on these things. I am all out of champagne and chocolates. Everywhere I look, everyone I speak to, it’s just bad news.
I slouch at home, under throws, drinking warm drinks, reading, watching dvds, doing my latest philosophy course - Playing God: an introduction to bio-ethics, hunkering down, applying chemotherapy gel to my face and watching little skin cancer areas light up and glow.
Austerity rocks in my home. Will someone tell me when it’s safe to get back out there?