Category Archives: Life With Arfur

Achey-Achey Bones

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been griping about the arthritis, recently. The fact is, we’ve had a bit of a heatwave in Great Britain, and the old bones give me less gyp in warm, dry weather than they do … Continue reading

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Starving

It’s just about half past four in the morning, and here I am sat in front of the monitor. I can’t sleep. Fasting for a diabetic check at quarter past eight. Gasping for a cuppa, but all I’m allowed is … Continue reading

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Could You Speak Up A Bit?

Arthritis is only one of my health problems. As well as diabetes and breathing problems, I’m also quite hard of hearing. Truth be told, I’m a crumbling old git. (This, madam, is a weak attempt at raising a smile on … Continue reading

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Can You Repeat That Please

Here is a transcript of the video. T’other day I was talking about my attempts to work with speech recognition, and its frequent comical interpretations of what it thinks it’s heard. When I say, ‘it’s choosing to behave itself this … Continue reading

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Talk To Me

  Using speech recognition makes sense when you suffer from arthritis.  If nothing else it saves wear and tear on your wrists. This morning it’s behaving itself, but over the last few days I’ve had nothing but trouble with it. … Continue reading

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I Need A Stressbuster

It’s Friday and the end of one of the most stressful weeks I can ever recall. It began on Monday with a visit to the doc’s concerning my damaged ankle and the problems it was causing my arthritic hip and … Continue reading

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A Date For Your Diary

This post should have appeared yesterday, but my daughter has been hospitalised with some kind of neurological problem and I spent the day batting about the web like a pinball. Latest news is she’s all right, and goes for an … Continue reading

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The Filey Nightmare

It’s two days now since we got back from Filey and I think I’m sufficiently recovered from the horrors to recount some of it. Joe, our crazy (and arthritic) Jack Russell was hospitalised, in need of rest, so there was … Continue reading

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What’s It All About, Arfur?

Well, it’s about me, to be honest. If I go back ten years I was as fit and healthy as any other man my age, albeit overweight and smoking too much. Then I got a lodger. Arfur. He moved into … Continue reading

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Life With Arfur – The Book

Exciting is at fever pitch in the Robinson household. My publisher, Crooked Cat Books, is branching into non-fiction and my book, Life With Arfur, will be one of the first two published under the True Cats line. The other will … Continue reading

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