Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tree Chat

I spend a fair bit of time involuntarily chatting to trees, mainly the those outside my bedroom window who, along with the lamp-post, the TV aerial and the moon, get a lot of attention from my tics. Today … read more

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Salad Days

This morning my carer Anna pointed out that I’ve started ticcing the word ‘Salad’ quite regularly recently. This was making her laugh because it’s a much healthier alternative to ‘Biscuit’.

I’ve been ticcing ‘Biscuit’ for several years now and I … read more

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Access to Cheers

At the end of last week I wrote Access to Tears, a post describing how, after a long and upsetting process, Access to Work (AtW – the scheme that provides support for working disabled people) had decided not to … read more



As you may know, this year Touretteshero’s celebrating five years of humour and creativity and we kicked off at the beginning of January with a Birthday Survey. Our aim was to have at least 50 responses by the end … read more

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Southbank Comedy Capers

Touretteshero and Captain Hotknives return to London’s Southbank Centre like a couple of fools this April. This is a show not to be missed. For more info and to book your ticket, click here.

Photo: Rachel Cherry for Unlimited… read more

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FIRST 2015: Backstage in Biscuit Land

We’ve got a special one off performance of Backstage in Biscuit Land at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden as part of their First Festival of solo performances. It’s on Sunday 22nd February and details can be found hereread more

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Waving Calves

Everyone who’s ever met me knows I move about a lot! My motor tics (involuntary movements) are frequent, varied and for the most part very obvious. You can’t miss my constant chest banging, erratic head movements, wiggly spine, and … read more

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The Republic of Inclusion

If you happen to be in Canada and want a chance to hear Touretteshero co-founder Jess Thom talking about the value of creating a more inclusive society, you need to get yourself along to The Republic of Inclusion in Toronto … read more

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Biscuit The Dog

Leftwing Idiot just sent me this article. It’s the story of Biscuit the dog! Biscuit held the title of longest-serving resident at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. His stay at the Home had been 22 times longer than … read more

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8000 and Up

Earlier this week the Touretteshero Twitter account reached 8000 followers – a milestone.

I don’t normally focus much on numbers of followers, but I really do like counting random things, just to know how many random things there are! For … read more

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