Challenges

Sonic Soap

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

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Reclaim The Process

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

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Reclaiming Colombo

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

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Time To Talk About Pain

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

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“The Bus Smells of Shit Since You Came In”

Warning: I’ve never provided a warning for this blog before, but today’s post contains explicit language and a description of an experience that some people might find distressing.

The bus pulled up. I saw a buggy in the wheelchair spaceread more

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The Great Glove Crisis

Last week the papers were full of reports of lettuce rationing and yesterday I wrote about the UK’s very serious social care crisis, but today it’s a different national shortage that I’m worrying about.

Tourettes is an unpredictable condition … read more

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A Crisis To Care About

As a society we’ve become all too familiar with crises: the financial crisis, the housing crisis, the refugee crisis. We’ve been having crisis shortages of courgettes, plastic bags and even ‘biscuits’!

In the headlines this week has … read more

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The Paulley Principle

Last night we opened our run of Backstage in Biscuit Land at the Birmingham Rep – as I rolled on stage I felt more excited than nervous. And while I was certainly pretty tense before our Broadcast from Biscuit Landread more

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Back In Business

At the end of last week I mentioned the back pain I’ve been experiencing on and off recently. My physio had encouraged me to stuff towels between the back of my wheelchair and my body to help push my back … read more

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A Towel In Time Saves Spine

Over the last year or so I’ve been having issues with recurring pain in my lower back and pelvis. At times it’s made sitting in my wheelchair really uncomfortable.

This morning I got a call to tell me that an … read more

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