Thursday, 3 September 2009

Hilary and the real world

I was having one of those days today. You know the ones. Bored, frustrated, annoyed with work and their clear disregard of my superior abilities/sensitivities/financial needs/wish to be somewhere less boring instead.

The petulant schoolboy was kicking around in my head for much of the day, realising how everything was "so unfair" and ensuring that, by royal command, I was next in line to be awarded a 'Victimhood' .

Later in the evening I found myself kicking around the internet and fell upon the amazing story of Hilary Lister, a female quadriplegic that became the first disabled woman to sail around Britain solo.

Another amazing example of human endeavour. One read of the story and I knew it was time to shut up.


  1. I agree that was an amazing story... if you don't mind a recommendation, I also liked Bed Number 10 and Tuesdays With Morrie. Nice blog you have, I like the set up, especially the player:) Have a great week.

  2. Thanks, ileandra - I'll take a look at them.