Blind Chinese Footballer Brings Hope to Children in the Dark! (14.9.2022)

Zou sewed a bell to the inside of a football to produce sound, dismantled a bed board to use as fence, and coached his blind students on cement, resulting in many injuries.

Zou repeatedly encouraged Wang, saying “Try again, don’t be afraid”.

Wang had two front teeth broken and his mouth filled with blood during fierce competition at the 9th National Paralympic Games held in Chengdu in 2015. But he finally secured success thanks to excellent skills, winning overwhelming applause for his team, an excited Wu recalled.

In China, today, more and more visually impaired people enjoy increasing career options. Now, they can work as piano tuners, stenographers, visually impaired, internet service testers, coaches, and even lawyers, among others.

Toby – Resident Sheepdog – ABBEY MILLS: MERTON PRIORY CHAPTER HOUSE – 900 YEAR OLD WOODEN ARCH! PART 4 (7.8.2022)

Anyone who interacted, stroked, played with or threw a stick for ‘Toby’ – the resident sheepdog – was presented with a beautiful postcard of this well-behaved and genteel Sheepdog! He appears to be the pet of resident archaeologist – Mr John Hawks – the Curator of Chapter House, as he was the person who presented the postcard and seemed to know ‘Toby’ the best! Mr John Hawks has been featured in a number of articles about this very important ‘dig’ which has received a boost recently with the Priory ‘arched’ wooden gate being added to the already amply exhibition! There is much to see – such as the UK’s oldest Parliament and Lord Nelson’s Chest!

Down House: Meeting Darwin’s Bees! (9.7.2022)

We have visited Down House a number of times in the past for educational needs – and to marvel at Darwin’s copy of Marx’s ‘Das Kapital’ that is no longer on display (follow the link to read my article on the Buddhist Marxism Alliance UK website)! We last came in March (2022) as ‘Lockdown’ was abating! However, at this time we noticed that there was no Bees! We were told by a member of staff working in the ‘Out-House’ that the Bees are only at Down House during the Summer months and that they are moved to a warmer area (possibly in-doors) for the rest of the year!