Challenges

Do Something Great This Good Friday

So it’s Good Friday, why not do something great? I need your help getting my show on the road. Find out how here.

Having Tourettes means I’m rarely still or quiet. My tics go everywhere I go, and… read more

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Unforgettable

For over a year Leftwing Idiot and I have been working with the Tate Schools and Teachers team to create We Forgot The Lot!, a huge event for children and young people with Tourettes and… read more

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Stuck On Pigs

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve recently developed a strange fixation with ‘pig stickers’. This obsession usually emerges during ‘ticcing fits’ when I know I’m no longer in the running for one of the highly decorated rubber dogread more

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Snail Slalom

I’ve been enjoying being back in my Trekinetic wheelchair, but I’m trying to be sensible, not taking any risks and paying close attention to the terrain.

And there are three snails that are very lucky I’ve been paying… read more

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The Dentist

On June 28th last year I wrote about the start of something that wasn’t finally finished until today. What was this lengthy process? It was getting my teeth cleaned and polished by the special care dentistry team at my… read more

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25 Years John

25 years ago, in March 1989 a QED documentary, John’s Not Mad’ introduced Johnny Davison, a thoughtful and charismatic Scottish teenager with Tourettes, to the British public.

The programme showed the impact of Tourettes and of people’s reactions… read more

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Name Calling

Leftwing Idiot and I had an unusually long wait for my fracture clinic appointment this morning. We sat in the large waiting room chatting away while a steady stream of staff marched in calling out other patients’ names, but… read more

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Rogue Fairy

A few days ago I wrote about my strange obsession with pig stickers. Well, it seems that the Pig Fairy’s been listening because this evening, during a ‘ticcing fit’, I mysteriously ended up with a pig sticker… read more

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Frustrated Shopper

I popped into my local shop earlier to get a drink.

It’s a big shop with level access and wide aisles, but despite this when I left I felt frustrated and annoyed.

The aisles would be plenty wide enough for… read more

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We Need to Talk About Disability

At work we run a programme for schools called ‘Play-based learning.’ School groups can book a series of visits during which they take part in exciting creative activities and have some time for free play as well. The aim of… read more

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