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“I’m A Phoenix, Biscuit”

It’s Sunday evening, the end of a long and difficult week. But rather than feeling gloomy I feel hopeful, rescued by an incredible piece of theatre and a slice of my own advice.

The week kicked off with a hospital … read more

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Water Works

My neuro urology appointment (a specialism within medicine that looks after how the bladder and brain work together) got off to a very wet start this morning. But the liquid being spilt wasn’t wee, it was tears.

I’ve been having … read more

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Imagining the Future

Earlier today Leftwing Idiot took me to one side to talk about some touring plans that look likely to fall through. They relate to us taking our latest show, ‘Not I’, to the US at the start of next … read more

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“Invisible Nocturnal Impairment Awareness Post”

I often feel lucky that my tics are obvious. They go everywhere I go and are often the first thing people notice about me. The up-side of this is that I don’t ever really have to think about when to … read more

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My In Between Body

A few weeks ago I had an MRI scan of my back that identified a couple of issues. I then went on holiday, and last weekend was dominated by my birthday celebrations. During this time the scan and the … read more

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Three Good Hours - A Public Announcement

I woke just now with a start and a sharp intake of breath. After a moment or two I began the urgent shuffle onto my commode to let my wee slowly find its way out. But I started thinking about … read more

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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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