Our Feminist Catholic Wedding – We are doing it our way. – Save the Date Blog

Today (12th September 2019) is a year until, we take our wedding vows, and also a year since we made rings and officially became engaged. Today we have chosen to send out our “save the dates” that included a link to this blog. Planning our wedding so far has been more challenging than we expected […]

Protest as occupation, following in the footsteps of women before me.

If you google ‘protest as an occupation,’  you will get lots of hits for protests that occupied buildings. As Occupational therapists occupation refers to everything you need to, want to or have to do, from waking up to going back to sleep again.  At this year’s Royal College of occupational therapists conference one of my […]

My take on engaging in the occupation of laughing my head off at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  

For those of you unfamiliar with my blog, I’m an occupational therapist, as an occupational therapist I’m interested in how we engage in everyday occupations,  by occupations we mean everything you need to, want to or have to do, from waking up to going back to sleep again.  I often reflect in these blogs on […]

Brexit – despite the chaos we should still have compassion for others.

I voted remain in the referendum in 2017 and still feel the same.  I believe that immigration is both important and crucial,  to ensuring we grow as a country. I understand that the European Parliament is not perfect,  but I believe it is better to be part of something,  that will  always effect us as […]

Broken Leg Part 4- Two Years on All Change. 

20th December 2015 will be a date I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Two years on I’m now at the stage, where I can reflect objectively on the experiences.  Those of you that are regular readers on my blog will know this is my 5th post on the subject. https://otrach.com/2016/01/05/from-the-other-side-what-i-have-learnt-part-1-the-break-and-wait/ https://otrach.com/2016/03/31/the-broken-leg-part-2-what-does-independent-really-mean-do-prescriptions-differ/ https://otrach.com/2016/07/02/the-broken-leg-part-3-six-months-on-and-getting-back-to-work/ https://otrach.com/2017/06/29/loving-the-dead-leg-again/ […]

My take on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists conference June 19th -20th 2017

What a fun, productive, motivating, challenging and tiring two days that was. I try to draw out the positives in everything but today’s blog will start with a few negative points. This was the first year, the now “Royal” college of occupational therapists held its conference in the IIC in Birmingham,  the venue is bright and modern, however […]

Like mother, like daughter, occupational therapy all the way

Originally posted on College of Occupational Therapists:
Mary and Rachel Booth are mother and daughter and they are both occupational therapists.  Mary qualified in 1980 and was made a Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists in 2014, now mainly retired but working as a specialist advisor to the CQC.   Rachel qualified in 2006. She…