I was hanging out with Chopin all weekend and we had a lovely restful time – eating chocolate, watching films and pottering around the castle.
She arrived with a very exciting gift. It was a massively over-exciting gift in fact … read more
Access to Work is a vital equalising scheme that provides the practical support that disabled people in employment need to do their jobs. For me this means covering the cost of my support worker and the additional costs of accessible … read more
So Teresa May has announced a general election on 8th June!
Innes, my support worker, announced this on the bus half an hour ago as we were on our way back from a hospital appointment.
The news surprised, confused, excited, … read more
I don’t know if I’ve ever revealed this before but I’m a secret lover of detective dramas and murder mysteries. I’ve enjoyed them since I was a child when I used to scare myself with Poirot while I should’ve been … read more
It’s Easter, typically a time of bunnies and chicks, but here at the castle a different animal is taking centre-stage – pigs!
It all started a couple of days ago over lunch at a local café with Leftwing Idiot and … read more
This morning I went for a late breakfast with Fat Sister, Innes and Laura. This was no ordinary brunch though – it was the first official meeting of Fat Sister’s ‘Femdem Birthing Crew’.
Fat Sister’s eight months pregnant, so … read more
I’ve just taken some pain relief medication which means I’ve got about thirty minutes before I start feeling woozy and this post descends into nonsense.
I’ve been catching up with writing and putting off taking painkillers so I can focus. … read more
I’ve had many interesting and unexpected emails land in my inbox over the last seven years, including some from people and organisations I’d never have dreamed would get in touch, like Russell Howard or the Sydney Opera House.
But … read more
When I was about seven I was taken on a school trip to the Tate Gallery in London. I have a clear memory of being led up a spiral staircase and sitting with my classmates on the floor of large, … read more
Several times a day my tics intensify and I completely lose control of my body and speech. I call these episodes ‘ticcing fits’ because they look seizure-like and need similar management.
Whenever they happen my support worker makes … read more