My mum’s from Lancashire, her mum was from Lancashire, and so was her mum and her mum before that. Pretty much all my mum’s relatives still live there, just outside Blackpool, in and around Lytham St Annes.
I was … read more
My nineteen-month-old niece Bean can walk – she’s been able to since she was nine months old! Tonight, though, she decided to go back to crawling – not baby crawling but crawling aunty-style.
We’d been playing in her room on … read more
I’ve been staying with Fat Sister, King Russell and their young daughter Bean over the last few days.
Bean has lots of Duplo building bricks – in fact they used to be Fat Sister’s and mine. As a child … read more
I’ve just woken up in Fat Sister’s living room. As for many people, my bed last night was the family sofa. I haven’t travelled far, though – my own bed’s just across the road.
Also like for many people, this … read more
I had a support gap this evening and wasn’t able to find anyone to come and stay with me overnight. Thankfully my brother-in-law King Russell stepped in. He was looking after Bean, while Fat Sister was out with friends … read more
From the moment she could crawl my niece Bean has been obsessed with my wheelchair, crawling all over it and using the wheels to pull herself up.
From the very beginning Fat Sister and King Russell have been very … read more
After two weeks away, working pretty much every day on Hacks For The Future, it feels super-lovely to be back at home with a few days off.
Today’s been great, mainly spent pottering around, tidying, washing and getting the … read more
We’ve spent the last two weeks in Inverness working on our Hacks For The Future residential with eight disabled young creatives and two amazing associate artists, Heather Marshall and Aby Watson. We’ve been supported by a great team from … read more
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
I’m exhausted. Deeply, unrelentingly tired. But I’m also buzzing with joy, my brain awash with powerful, colourful memories of celebration and solidarity from the last few days of Brewing In Battersea.
Over two days and one night we mixed … read more