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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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Unlimited Announcement

I’ve written before about ‘Backstage In Biscuit Land’, the show we’re putting on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Now I’m delighted to announce that we’re going to be supported by a grant from Unlimited. This… read more

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Don’t Be A Fool

Happy April Fools Day! But before the annual antics begin I need your attention for a minute.

There are just twelve days to go until We Forgot The Lot!, and for the Touretteshero team that… read more

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Next Stop Tate

We Forgot The Lot!, our big inclusive event at Tate Britain on April 12th, is fast approaching. I’m delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of children’s charity Daytrippers there will be four buses to… 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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What About 2 Bears?

Last Friday evening Leftwing Idiot, Poppy, Keir and I went to meet our friend Raf at a recording studio in East London. Raf’s one of ‘The 2 Bears’ who, a couple of years ago, made an 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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Checking In With Lamp-Post

When I got into bed last night something was amiss…

… and my tics were quick to notice what it was. The lamp-post I can usually see from my bedroom window was hidden from view because Leftwing Idiot had… read more

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Who’s Steve?

Much of this blog’s a testament to the strangeness of having Tourettes. But there’s one on-going feature of my tics that I find specially baffling.

In the last eight years I’ve always had a ticced name on the go. Sometimes… 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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