I was hanging out with Fat Sister at the castle this Sunday. She was mostly doing exam revision and as a result I heard more online neurology podcasts than I’d have liked.
While she was studying I enjoyed pottering around… read more
I’ve just read an article about Ben Gerrard, a Brighton man with Tourettes who was asked to leave a shop because of his tics. Ben had popped into a hardware shop after work to buy some tools when… read more
For months I’ve been puzzling over my personal budget. This is the money I get each month from Social Services to pay for the support I need to meet my basic care needs. The amount’s based on an assessment… read more
I’ve just re-visited a post I wrote last September, shortly after receiving the first copies of my book – Welcome to Biscuit Land. Leftwing Idiot had suggested I should write a message to myself in the front… read more
Yesterday morning Fran and I said a ceremonial goodbye to the toothbrush she keeps at the castle. It was the only red one in the pot of 8 brushes, mine and one for each of my regular night-time… read more
The other night Zoë and I were hanging out together at the castle. We had a film on in the background while we worked on our computers. All of a sudden my tics intensified and I clenched my fists, flapped… read more
Today’s the start of Tourette Syndrome Awareness month. Some people might question why Tourettes needs a whole month of awareness. After all it’s a condition that most people have heard of, it’s frequently mentioned on TV, in films,… read more
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking to an American journalist with an incredible name. Lisa Collier Cool writes for Yahoo! Health and her article about me and… read more
I’m writing in the last half hour of Sunday, 12th May 2013. So far today I’ve not had a single ‘ticcing fit’. My fit-recording sheet is beautifully blank, something that hasn’t happened since 21st October 2011.
Since that… read more
I’ve written loads of posts about how I overreact when I feel any heightened emotion, whether it’s happiness, sadness, frustration or excitement. A while ago I developed an ‘overreacting plan’ to help guide me and… read more