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Britain’s Most Inaccessible Crossing?

When Will and I went to use a crossing near the Albert Memorial the other day we found it had the usual dropped kerb on one side of the very busy road, but on the opposite side, two steps up… read more

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A Cheat’s Move

I had a long and painful ‘ticcing fit’ the other day. Will was supporting me and showing a new support worker the ropes. When the fit had nearly finished Will said ‘Can you move your legs?’ Without thinking I… read more

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More Unpredictable Than?

I was out having a drink with Poppy and Will last night when I had a ‘ticcing fit’. They both helped me and it was over quite quickly. But just before it ended, my tics started asking them how… read more

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A few days ago Fran and I headed into town together. We were both in a cheerful, relaxed mood and chatted happily as we waited for the bus to come.

We saw it coming and stuck out our hands to… read more

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Behind You!

Late the other night I was having a ‘ticcing fit’ on my way back to the castle. My body was completely locked up and I couldn’t move – my eyes were open but all I could see was a… read more

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Leaf Drift

I’ve written before about my occasionally strained relationship with autumn. I do love it, but sometimes in the past the season and I have got a bit too up close and personal, with me spending much of October and November… read more

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Last night Will and I went to see Chris Thorpe’s acclaimed show Confirmation at the Battersea Arts Centre. It was amazing and very thought-provoking, and I urge you to go and see it if you can.… read more

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The Cloak of Invisibility

Leftwing Idiot and I were in town together last week. As we approached some charity collectors he said “Get your cloak of invisibility ready.” This is how we jokingly refer to the fact that when I’m out and about I… read more

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Checking In with the Lamp-Post

For three years, from when I moved into the castle, I’ve been happily chatting to, advising and teasing the lamp-post I can see from my bedroom window. A year and a day ago I wrote a blog postread more

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The London Brain Project

Last night Chopin and I performed a shortened version of our show Backstage In Biscuit Land as part of an event organised by The London Brain Project. They work with artists, neuroscientists, and the general… read more

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