My tics love adjusting the lyrics to well-known songs. The latest for this treatment is Chumbawamba’s 1997 hit Tubthumping, better known by its most prominent lyric, “I Get Knocked Down.” In my Tourettes version a few other things… read more
London feels dense with pollution and Saharan dust this evening. As Leftwing Idiot, Will and I made our way back to the castle we noticed how the streetlights were lighting the hazy air. Predictably my tics had something… read more
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
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
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
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
Most of the time my colleagues at work don’t seem to notice my tics, except when they’re really funny. And they’re often funny – adding loads of shared laughter to our working days. But they also bring a few extra… read more
I was hanging out with Fat Sister at the castle this afternoon. We were short of some essentials but as I didn’t want a repeat of yesterday’s frustrating trip to the shop I dictated a quick shopping… read more
Last night I had a strange ‘ticcing fit’. It was strange firstly because I had enough speech to tic some funny things, and secondly because of the strong presence of Zac Efron.
For anyone not familiar with… read more
Today’s a landmark on the road to something very exciting that’s going to happen later in the year – this morning Leftwing Idiot and I registered a show for the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s not just any… read more