My body’s buzzing again, but not with the sensation of my bladder buzzer. This time it’s a new device that I’ve just been given by the pain clinic. I wasn’t able to use it straightaway because I’ve got a … read more
I’m not sure if or when this post will make it onto the website. I’ve not got a lot to say and what I do have is pretty vague and personal. But I feel compelled to write, so I’m just … read more
It’s just after six in the morning. For the last few days I’ve woken super-early every day. Today though, rather than making myself go back to sleep, I’ve embraced the early start.
The light is incredible, bright sunshine’s already bouncing … read more
A few weeks ago I went to speak at a National Trust event in Derby, which turned out to be a really interesting experience. Unexpectedly I also got to indulge one of my biggest passions – talking about wheelchairs.
The … read more
I’ve been in bed for about five minutes and my body’s just starting to relax, with my incredibly soft duvet wrapped around me. But just before I slid into bed I had an unexpectedly emotional moment.
I’d been feeling quite … read more
A year ago today the country woke up to the news of the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower.
In the post I wrote later that day I described how, even from those very early pictures and news reports, I felt … read more
We’ve been in Zurich for the last few days. The flight back yesterday morning was only an hour and twenty minutes. But for a wheelchair user flying is nearly always stressful and yesterday’s flight was no exception.
For the last … read more
A couple of days ago I was waiting to pick up some medication in a busy hospital pharmacy. There was a boy aged about nine also waiting. I pulled up in my wheelchair and waited nearby.
The boy couldn’t take … read more
The Internet’s full of distractions, from cute cat videos to nostalgic quizzes.
Last night I saw an alternative pain scale that made me laugh – someone had used works of art to replace the usual 1-10 of pain.
I liked … read more
Earlier this evening Leftwing Idiot and I were chatting on the phone when he said something that made me draw breath. For a moment it felt like my brain stalled, jarred by a sad truth in an ordinary conversation.
We … read more