Challenges

Stand Up for Yourself

I woke up this morning with the gloomy feeling you get from having undertaken some sort of needlessly self-destructive activity – a potent mix of unhappiness and guilt. This was compounded by knowing that I’d been warned about the risks, … read more

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All Out Solidarity

It’s 11pm and I’ve just settled into bed. I can hear the comforting sound of Fat Sister turning in for the night in the room next door. I heard her shut the blind, giggling gently as we both said goodnight … read more

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New Dimensions To Biscuit Land

I’ve just come off stage after a phenomenal show to a packed house at the Norwich Playhouse. As always the wonderful Chopin was there with me, but tonight British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Martin (my tics initially introduced him as … read more

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Breaking Strawbs

Back in January I wrote about news of a possible biscuit shortage due to flooding in the North of England. Sure enough over the following months our attention’s been repeatedly drawn to the Biscuit crisis.

It now seems that another … read more

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The Most Surreal

We’re now in the fourth week of our UK tour of Backstage In Biscuit Land, the stage show I’m taking to theatres across the country, and today we were in Grays, Essex.

Because I’m one of the 10% of … read more

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Expressing Exhaustion

Yesterday we completed the third of our seven-week UK tour with a performance at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. The space was beautiful, the audience warm, and the show went well.

I’ve never toured with this intensity before though. … read more

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“Independent Pissing or Pounds? Choose”

I’ve just been to the toilet.

To be able to do this safely I need a number of aids. Some of these are permanent and stay in the bathroom, like the grab rail and the emergency alarm. Others are things … read more

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Introducing Innes

Yesterday we started the UK tour of our stage show Backstage In Biscuit Land at the Nottingham Playhouse, and we’re back there this afternoon for a matinee. After that we’re heading off to Hull.

The touring team includes me and … read more

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Chronic Fatigue and Lasting Friendships

During the last six years spent a part-time superhero I’ve met a great many others who are on missions of their own. Yesterday guest blogger Kaira took control of the blog – today I’m going to hand over to another … read more

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Wheelchair Fraud

Five years ago tics in my legs started affecting my mobility so much that one consultant rather upsettingly described it as being like ‘the Ministry of Silly Walks’. I struggled on for months, walking in a chaotic way, falling … read more

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