Playing and making are the two big passions in my life, and they always have been.
Play is a fundamental part of children’s lives and it’s very individual for each person, but sadly some children don’t have the same opportunity … read more
I’m finally emerging from a week lost to illness. Last Sunday I woke up at Boomtown with a very sore throat. As the day progressed I felt increasingly unwell so we headed home early and I went straight to bed.… read more
Leftwing Idiot’s been away for over a month. We last saw him in New York in April where we’d been showing our film ‘Me, My Mouth and I’ at a film festival.
This morning Jen and I … read more
Almost two years ago something remarkable happened: Fat Sister had a baby, my beautiful, brilliant, hilarious niece, Bean.
I’ve worked with children for about twenty years but they’ve always been five years or older and I had limited … read more
I’m writing this post from my room in an old, elegant hotel on Broadway, New York. Spring sunshine, streaming in through the window is broken up by the wooden blinds, casting fragmented light and shadows across the smooth floor.
We … read more
Over the last few years I’ve had increasing issues with pain and fatigue. I’ve come to appreciate how crucial rest and pacing can be, but that doesn’t mean I’m always good at putting them into practice.
Over the last … read more
Happy Valentine’s Day!
As you may know, my tics rename Valentine’s Day pretty much every year, this year they’ve gone for:
“Happy Boot and Bear Day”
“Happy Thorn In Your Side Day”
“Happy Emotional Roller Coaster Afternoon”
They might … 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
Visitors to the castle would be forgiven for thinking that I’m really into pigs, whether because of the extravagantly decorated dog toys pigs lined up on my shelves, or the many tiny pig stickers that cover my walls and skirting … read more
Today’s the first day of my Christmas break and I’ve been celebrating with some wheelchair customisation. For a long time I thought I was stuck with whatever colour spokes I’d chosen when I got the chair, but last year I … read more