Monthly Archives: March 2014

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 and from the … 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 to … 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 amazing tuneread 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 not … 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 already … 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 on my … read more

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The Tic-Enriched Office

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

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Shopping List

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 list for her. … 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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