Monthly Archives: July 2018

My Thanks and I

So, I knew we’d made a documentary. I’d put the very first budget together, been involved in choosing the team, chatted to camera several times and watched a number of different edits, providing detailed comments about each one. But it … read more

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Me, My Mouth and I

In November 2015, when a woman in a derelict building in west London started a countdown, my heart raced – as I’m sure a print-out from my pacemaker would testify. Kirsty Wark had just emerged from round a corner … read more

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My Beds

Twenty years ago Tracey Emin made her iconic work ‘My Bed’.

It’s also twenty years since I swapped my childhood single bed for a double bed.

As I wrote back in February I’ve just gone back to a using … read more

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Long Wee Short Fuse

It takes me a long time to do a wee, and I mean a very long time. I can feel that my bladder’s full and needs to empty but the act of doing so can sometimes take up to hour!… read more

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BBC Two Here We Come

In just under a week’s time we’ll be sharing the result of a creative project that’s been over a year in the making.

With a lot of excitement I want to encourage you to look out for our latest film, … read more

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Thank You Clive

A few days ago I read the sad news that author Clive King had died, at the age of 94. While his name never meant a lot to me but one of his most famous books certainly did. Clive wrote… read more

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Living My Best Birthday

Shortly after I woke this morning Joyce and Bovie came into my room singing Happy Birthday… It was definitely one of the nicest ways to wake up – ever!

They were soon followed in by another great double act by … read more

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Hot Tub Times

I’m currently taking a lot of medication for my pain and I’m always keen to find non-drug-based options that I can use as well.

Heat really helps, but I’ve had to stop using a hot water bottle because I’d been … read more

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#INeedStraws

Back in March I wrote about the threatened ban on plastic straws. In it I responded to a lot of the questions non-disabled people were asking when disabled people told them they really do need straws. So if you’re … read more

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KO Bingo

Last night was the last but one of our holiday. Fran and I had a blissful day, spending the morning by the pool swimming in the sea in the afternoon. The wide beach, with its pale sand, has wooden walkways … read more

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