Blog entries from Quilp

Quilp has a total of 17 entries.

  1. Quilp
    Dear Simon I have made a decision, and one which I am sure will meet with your approval. I am to make that journey – on HMS PACE no less, making my way to the promised land, alighting at good health before meandering aimlessly along career path before marriage, two kids and a divorce come to the rescue. Having followed the bible that is PACE, I have decided to give GET a go as it were. Now...
    Quilp, Aug 20, 2017
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    Try as I might and that is often, I always seem to miss. An outstretched hand that never quite reaches its target, as life passes me by again. I want to scream out and tell them I wasn’t ready, that I want to start again. But they say time, like an arrow goes only one way. Every day I reach out at life in the hope that it might allow me to ride those waves until the inevitable, and the...
    Quilp, Aug 18, 2017
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    I have said ‘’no thank you’’ more times than anyone could remember. I do not know why I said yes on this occasion. To be invited out by someone I had once known so well, so long ago, felt like life had stopped by and offered me a lift. That in some small way I was still, if not loved, then cared for. That said, I met his invitation with fierce resistance. I articulated my position with such...
    Quilp, Dec 27, 2016
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    One roll of Sir Wessely wallpaper. Very simply you wake up each morning and there he is, staring right back at you. Your very own therapist for just 60p a roll. Some have even plastered him on their ceilings to see if he moves when the earth does. Warning, some men have complained of premature ejaculation. A CBT/GET kit from Peter 'where have thou gone' White - batteries not included...
    Quilp, Dec 23, 2016
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    You meet them in the most obvious of places, and yet it never crosses your mind ( after over twenty one years anyway ) that you might meet anyone you once knew until of course, it’s too late; then it was, you conclude, inevitable all along. We studied the same course at University, and given his easy countenance washed down with an air of superiority, I quickly came to the conclusion that he...
    Quilp, Dec 17, 2016
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    Reflecting on what is happening to me isn't easy. I hear of people telling me that there are far worse things that happen in life to other people. That is surely true, but implicit in their argument is that I should perhaps attract some comfort from the fact that others are worse off than me. But how can I feel happier at the sight of the body of a three year old Syrian boy, having drowned in...
    Quilp, Dec 3, 2016
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    Turn off radio 4 after hearing Esther Crawley. A serious life threatening illness reduced to treatment via skype. The woman needs help...... Sit in the dark a while until I can be sure she’s gone. Log onto the BBC website......’’Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cured by Graded Exercise Therapy.....’’ Fortunately the monitor survives. Turn off the light again....... Feeling fxxking furious. Sneak a...
    Quilp, Nov 25, 2016
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    Judge Solomon : Next. Can we have the defending counsel Bill Bribery representing Sir Simon Perjury against prosecuting counsel Quilp representing Phoenix Rising. All Rise…….. Quilp : Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury an independent review carried out by Lord Malpractice has shown that the benefits of PACE are far more reaching than anyone could have predicted. Sir Simon you have recently...
    Quilp, Jan 29, 2016
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    I lost the twenty pound note in my pocket, the one that I had opened, closed, opened again, folded and creased. I couldn’t leave anything to chance. In my right pocket, reserved only for this note, I sank my fingers over and over again that morning. I was being served at the head of a long line of people. I searched one pocket, then another, the same pockets again. I went from being calm and...
    Quilp, Jan 27, 2016
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    I have always been the same; the phone rings and I have I answer it. Although rapid over six yards, the result is rarely pretty. A grown man wearing just one sock and his boxer shorts around his ankles, now breathing heavily and spitting out the word, ‘’hello’’. There usually follows a pause lasting five seconds as the caller ponders the possibility of my being in the middle of doing...
    Quilp, Oct 4, 2014
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    It’s a feeling that comes from nowhere, but washes over you like a tsunami. The reality that I might have to live like this for the rest of my life takes my breath away; the closest I’ll ever come to a living nightmare. And like fuel poured onto a raging fire, I cannot control my emotions. Little by little, everything that was once me has become something else. I am pathetic and incredible;...
    Quilp, Mar 2, 2014
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    ‘’Bejesus Mary, there’s a shaggy Himalayan Yeti making his way down your garden path.’’ That is Mrs Parker my neighbour, belting out her concerns on the dividing walls of our Victorian Terrace. I took a quick look out of my window and saw that what she thought was a Yeti, was in fact my Graded Exercise Therapist, Gandalf Wessely. It was said about him that he was fearless even travelling to...
    Quilp, Feb 19, 2014
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    Recent advances in CBT have led to a remarkable series of stories from those whose life has changed. We hear from one gentleman who talks about how his life was changed the day he met the enigma that is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Hi my name is Wayne. My baldness began when I was born, and gradually got worse. By the time I was twenty one I was known as cueball colin, or ''Wayne as he...
    Quilp, Nov 21, 2013
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    Perhaps it’s the one question most of us would like answered - Does God exist ? Sir Isaac Newton spent ten years locked away in his house looking through the Old and New Testaments for a hidden code. He was convinced that the bigger picture, the word of God, was to be found here. More telling is the fact that he went to extraordinary lengths to find it. I wonder if he found what he was...
    Quilp, Nov 5, 2013
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    It was 2002, all asleep, and I awake, that I decided it was time. I cannot tell you how long that feeling lasted, but it was characterised by an intense loneliness that is beyond all hope, and yet in my life I never felt such peace. I don’t know what brought me back. The thought of my mother finding my body, or the feeling that Paradise could wait. In truth, I think I still had enough fight...
    Quilp, Nov 2, 2013