Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Great Cocoon

Well it was a strange sight – hundreds of adults sitting on the floor in groups happily cutting, sticking and chatting while they made mini-motorised Daleks. All perfectly normal it seems for London’s Science Museum Lates where once a month … read more

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Pull the Other One

Now, it’s fair to say I go on about accessible toilets more than your average blogger. But ever since I started using a wheelchair almost two years ago, I’ve been bothered by below bog-standard bogs.

I’ve mentioned how non-disabled people … read more

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“I knight you Sir Peter Rabbit”

A few days ago I took up a new role, one almost as daunting as being a superhero. I undertook to be Godmother to my friend Laura’s son Leo. Laura first asked me back in January when Leo was only … read more

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Involuntary Meteorology

The UK’s been bracing itself for a massive storm for several days now. As I lie in bed psyching myself up for the day ahead, the big trees I can see from my window are blowing about wildly. They don’t … read more

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Neon Pig

It’s with huge pride that I can finally announce another ‘Pig-tory’ (it’s like a victory, but with pigs).

I’ve written a number of times about the strange tradition that’s developed whereby I get a pig-shaped dog toy for every full … read more

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Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

When Leftwing Idiot was in Edinburgh in the summer he saw a lot of shows at the Fringe Festival. One that really impressed him was Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model. He wasn’t the only person to be captivated … read more

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Just over a month ago I shared my experience of Tourettes with 4,500 people at TEDx Albertopolis at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A while later I was contacted by someone from the main TED team and asked if … read more

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World of the Zodiac - Scorpio

This post is written especially for the attention of the 88th Pokémon – no, not Grimer, you Scorpio. Below is my eighth World of the Zodiac video so it’s time for my tics to offer advice to all Scorpios.… read more

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The Quest for Pigs

As I’ve mentioned before, each time I get through a full day without a ‘ticcing fit’ my slightly unusual reward is a rubber piggy dog toy that oinks when squeezed.

Traditions are funny things and it’s hard … read more

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The Usual Suspects

Any long-term readers of this blog will know that I have an uneasy and often difficult relationship with the police. I’ve been warned about shouting bomb, told to control myself, and I’ve even struggled not to smack their read more

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