When Teresa May called a snap general election just seven weeks ago I felt a flash of hope, followed by an overwhelming feeling of apprehension.
I desperately want to be part of a society that’s more socially just, where there … read more
This morning there was a buzz at the castle door. My support worker was in the other room so I crawled through to answer it.
It was a delivery driver with a package for one of my neighbours, and I … read more
I can’t remember how old I was when I first heard the term ‘special needs’ or when it was first used to describe me. It’s been a persistent presence throughout my life – from when it was used about me … read more
It’s 6am, early morning light is creeping in under my pale blue blind, and through the gap I get a glimpse of the garden outside.
I know the lamp-post’s out there too, but it went off about an hour ago … read more
The last time I was in Birmingham it was for the incredible CoCo Mad Festival and the weather was much nicer than it is now!
But it’s going to take more than a bit of rain and snow to dampen … read more
Every year we ask an illustrator whose work we love, to create an image for our Christmas card. If they’re up for it we send them a shortlist of festive tics and let them choose the one they like best. … read more
I’m writing this from the comfort of my hotel bed. It’s been a long tiring but incredible first day in Dublin. We’ve been made to feel so welcome by everyone: the hotel staff, the venue team, and the audience at … read more
For the last few days we’ve been in the incredible city of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We’ve been here to perform Backstage in Biscuit Land (BIBL) as part of the MESS, an arts festival that’s been running … read more
You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet of late but don’t worry, it’s not because I’ve run out of steam – in fact it’s been because everything’s been going flat out over the last few weeks. In a … read more
At the start of the summer a formal looking envelope popped through the castle letterbox. I opened it with curiosity, unsure what to expect: it’s content blew me away.
It was a letter from the University of Wolverhampton saying they’d … read more