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I Smell of Piss and Other News

When I started this blog just over eight years ago I pledged to tread the fine line between honesty and self-pity. The post I’m about to write is going to be one that tests how well I can do this … read more

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New Diagnosis

Over the last two years I’ve been experiencing increasing pain in my back and hips as well as in other joints, including my wrists, ankles and shoulders. Along with this almost constant pain I’ve also been having difficulties with nausea … read more

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Babies, Bodies, Biscuits

In one week’s time our production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ opens at Battersea Arts Centre in London. We’ve been in rehearsals this week and it’s been great getting back into the play. I’ve particularly enjoyed rehearsing with Charmaine, our … read more

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Not So Ninja

Yesterday I wrote with pride about my stealthy stair-climbing skills as I crept past my niece’s room while she was asleep.

In the morning Fat Sister brought me a slice of peanut butter on toast. Because she’s my sister she … read more

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Ninja Training

Because lots of my support workers are still away after the holidays I’ve had a few more gaps in my support than normal. Fat Sister and King Russell have stepped in to help, and last night I went to stay … read more

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“2017, Year of the Oscillating Grin”

I’m quite surprised to find myself at the last day of 2017. There are a million clichés about time passing quickly, and I’m loath to mention any of them, but this year really does feel as if it’s gone by … read more

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Four Years, Two Tics and Thirty Christmases

Touretteshero’s had a birthday party in the past, and has delivered lots of events, but we’ve never had a team party before, and that’s because until recently we were mainly just a team of two, Leftwing Idiot and me.… read more

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Thank You Cheggers

While my tics might not be part of my conscious thought processes, they definitely reflect the time and cultural references of my childhood, and this means that the stars of 1980’s children’s TV get a strong showing.

Of all these … read more

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Train Chat

I’ve been in Milton Keynes today for a meeting: Leftwing Idiot, Will, Lily and I travelled there by train. Even though it’s only a short journey I transferred out of my wheelchair and onto a seat to be a bit … read more

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A Grand Stand Off

My niece, affectionately known as Squidge, is now six months old and she’s been desperately trying to stand for the last few weeks.

I’ve just got back from performing at the No Limits Festival in Berlin. Before we went … read more

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