Brain Worm Story

Adventures with Generous Publicans and Practical Christians

Sometimes, there’s too much too say for a status update or a tweet, and for such times were blogs invented. This evening, in the stead of eating (which is over-rated anyway, and, as it transpired, there did go on to be biscuits) I did two things; attended a meeting with the organisers of a forthcoming […]

The girl who had worms in her brain: hospital diary

Written – as a record of my symptoms (for the doctors) – whilst being treated in the Royal London hospital, 2004. Gives a flavour of what it’s like to experience a mild brain injury. These are my own, unedited, words – as scribbled on the back of notes I’d been given about my condition. After […]

The girl who had worms in her brain: interlude

There’s this thing that happens. I suspect it’s a universal law. I only find stuff when I’m looking for other stuff. Recently, I found my passport when looking for a dongle, and found the dongle when looking for a printer driver. (I’m yet to turn up the printer driver.) This is likely to be connected […]

The girl who had worms in her brain: Part 2 – Fairies of Tanzania, Goblins of Madagascar

The story begins in 2002, with my spotting an advert in the Big Issue magazine: Volunteers sought to spend three months supporting a small organisation working in Madagascar. Well, it’s been a while since my last adventure… The advert in the Big Issue pictured a lemur and invited the reader to Madagascar; a magical Lost […]

The girl who had worms in her brain: Part 1 – in the news again…

I’m in the papers again. To quote Dame Bassey; ‘it’s all just a little bit of history repeating.’ February, 2005: Well into recovery from a particularly nasty brain infection, I decided to thank the universe for my survival by fundraising for brain injury charity Headway Essex. I duly emailed a press release to my local […]