One of the only clear patterns I’ve noticed in my health over the past few years is that I’ve generally been better in warmer than in colder months. I suspect the effect is both psychological and physiological. The warm spell in mid-April coincided with me having a relatively good couple of weeks; I was outside almost everyday.

On one of these trips out I was caught up in a couple of dog-on-dog attacks, while trying to stay with two large dogs that had gone AWOL. One of the attacks was fatal. So that wasn’t great - especially as I was confused for the owner of the aggressor dog(s) throughout the ordeal.

A letter of mine on the subject of psychological ‘treatments’ for long Covid and ME/CFS was published in The Guardian at the end of April. This feels like a minor win. I know I have the skills to be able to write well on matters that mean a lot to me, so maybe this will spur me on to write more when I’m able to.

St. Anne's Beach

Sights   Lots of YouTube (TPD TV, Hannah Lee Duggan, Isabel Paige)  
Sounds   Chris Corsano / Bill Orcutt - Made Out Of Sound  
Words   Marketising the Mental Health Crisis: How the CBT Empire-Builders Colonised the NHS - Paul Atkinson, Novara Media