I have secured myself a place on the platform at a public meeting on Disabiity Rights. This will take place at the Vauxhall Community Centre, Johnson Place, Norwich on Thursday 7 February at 7:30PM.

In today’s women’s final of the Australian Open Viktoria Azarenka got the better of Li Na and a packed house crowd at the Rod Laver Arena to retain her title and with it the number one ranking. Tomorrow Andy Murray seeks to become the first man in the Open era to win his first two Grand Slams back to back as he takes on Novak Djokovic in the final.

The snow has not entirely lifted yet, but it is much warmer this weekend than for some time.

I have secured a grand bargain from one of our local charity shops. I spied a briefcase in the window yesterday at £3.99 (my old one, another charity shop purchase, is starting to show its age), but one of the combinations on the locks had been mislaid, and today they said I could have it for £2 and take a chance on finding the combination. I accepted, and started going through each three digit code on turn. After 15 tedious minutes I got the correct combination and was able to open the case and confirm that it is as good inside as out.

My Concession Leisure Card finally arrived today (a mere ten day wait for something that if permitted I could have comfortably picked up by hand!).

I have some interesting photos…


New meeting place for Asperger’s Group (and some other stuff)

I have recently had two job interviews both of which went fairly well although I did not get either job. The second of these, at Cotman Housing Association in Bowthorpe was a particularly pleasing experience as they made a point of telling me how well I had presented at interview and that I had only missed out because the successful applicant had worked in an administrative capacity on a housing project.

The King’s Lynn Social and Support Group for Adults with Aspergers Syndrome will have a new home from our March meeting (Monday 4th March, 6PM-8PM). From that month onwards we will be based at the Community Hub of King’s Lynn Town Football Club (aka The Linnets). Having just returned from a meeting at which these details were finalised and I got to see the room, I consider it to be an ideal venue for our purposes.

The de-icing salt I purchased from LIDL just before christmas (£4 for a 7.5 kilogram tub) has proved to be worth its weight in gold as a vicious cold snap has hit but I have a clear, safe path from my door to the nearest communal outside space (one floor down).

Most of my photos of our new venue: