Monthly Archives: October 2014

Beautifully Gruesome

Happy Halloween! It’s late but we’ve still a few hours left before the plastic bats and fake cobwebs get put away for another year. As I write, at home in my warm bed, I’m getting occasional glimpses of the big … read more

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The Bin Issue

It always causes me problems when accessible toilets are equipped with pedal bins.

Several times in the last week I’ve washed my hands and dried them on a paper towel only to have to scrabble about using my hands to … read more

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Adoni and the Knife

On Sunday night Ruth and her nine-year-old nephew Adoni came to stay at the castle. I know Adoni likes making things so I asked if he’d like to have a go at putting together a model flying pig that I’d … read more

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Britain’s Most Inaccessible Crossing?

When Will and I went to use a crossing near the Albert Memorial the other day we found it had the usual dropped kerb on one side of the very busy road, but on the opposite side, two steps up … read more

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London’s Last #BIBL (this year)

We have one last performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land in London this year, so if you haven’t seen it yet and want to before 2015, here’s your chance. It’s at Toynbee Studios on Saturday 6th December and details can … read more

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A Cheat’s Move

I had a long and painful ‘ticcing fit’ the other day. Will was supporting me and showing a new support worker the ropes. When the fit had nearly finished Will said ‘Can you move your legs?’ Without thinking … read more

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More Unpredictable Than?

I was out having a drink with Poppy and Will last night when I had a ‘ticcing fit’. They both helped me and it was over quite quickly. But just before it ended, my tics started asking them … read more

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Frangry

A few days ago Fran and I headed into town together. We were both in a cheerful, relaxed mood and chatted happily as we waited for the bus to come.

We saw it coming and stuck out our hands to … read more

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Behind You!

Late the other night I was having a ‘ticcing fit’ on my way back to the castle. My body was completely locked up and I couldn’t move – my eyes were open but all I could see was … read more

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Leaf Drift

I’ve written before about my occasionally strained relationship with autumn. I do love it, but sometimes in the past the season and I have got a bit too up close and personal, with me spending much of October and November … read more

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