In London we’ve been back in lockdown since just before Christmas – not that it’s made much difference to me because I’ve been shielding since last March!
The latest lockdown, combined with Brexit, has meant some of my essentials have once again been in short supply. But while little has changed for me in terms of going out, there is one big difference here on the spaceship
It’s my new accessible bathroom – not only does this mean washing myself is no longer an extreme sport and that I can brush my teeth at a sensible height, it also means I don’t have to worry about something that’s on most other people’s mind right now – toilet roll.
The new toilet has a super-fancy wash-dry feature that does exactly what the name suggests at the touch of a button.
A couple of years ago when my occupational therapist (OT) encouraged me to have this installed to future-proof the spaceship against my changing circumstances, I had no idea how timely this would be.
I thought the OT was worried about my tics changing, but maybe he was in fact visionary, and foresaw the toilet roll crisis!