Thursday, 22 September 2011

September already - where does the time go?


I can't believe it's September. Sorry for not posting much on the blog, I'll have to fire my secretary ;-). Truth is, I'm keeping really busy. Tommy on Tour might not be on the front pages (well, not right now), but it's definitely still moving forwards.

I've got involved in a few different projects that are looking for carers' opinions about support for people with dementia and their carers. I might not get to meet as many people as when I went to the carers' centres (and I miss that), but it's been great to share what I've learned with some people making big decisions that'll affect carers like me. It's not just my own experience - I've learned so much from so many people these past few months.

We're still on track for the big letter handover. I'm hoping it'll be in early November, but as soon as I know for definite I'll be posting it on the blog. Thank you so much to everyone who's sent a letter or an email. Every single one of them will be handed over to Nicola Sturgeon. That's a promise from Tommy. For those of you who've not had a chance to write something yet, or don't know how to say it, there's still time. I'm still collecting letters and emails.

This has been a huge part of my life. When I look back at 2011, I can't quite believe how much has happened. It's changed me, I can tell you that. I'm not the same man I was way back at the start of this. I hope I've managed to make a wee bit of a difference - only time will tell.



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