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Wheely Excited

It’s nearly midnight and I can’t sleep. A weird mixture of pain, excitement and apprehension has left me feeling the sort of nervous excitement you get before the first day at a new school. But it’s not that sort of … read more

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“Strong and Stable Is For Tables”

Like all super villains and/or daft comedy characters, Theresa May has a catchphrase. It isn’t “Exterminate!” like the Daleks, although that would fit with her polices, and It certainly isn’t, “I have a cunning plan” like Baldrick in Blackadder.

Theresa’s … read more

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Biscuits Are Beautiful

A few days ago I saw this collection of art from tiny objects.

As much as I loved them, I knew there was one way to improve on this idea – use biscuits!

So to celebrate Valentine’s Day here’s … read 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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Twelve Messages In Twelve Months

In just a handful of hours 2016 will give way to 2017. It’s tricky to know how to write about a year that’s been full of upheaval the world over, and like many others I’m extremely apprehensive about what the … read more

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A Giant Pussy For Christmas

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

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Call Me Dr Biscuit

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

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Wheel Wash

Fran and I have spent the day de-mudding everything after one of the muckiest Glastonburys on record.

It was my wheelchairs that needed the most attention, with my all-terrain chair almost a solid block of mud. I was anxious to … read more

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Sunday Clearing

This morning we got off to an early start – well early for a festival! At 10am a car arrived to pick Captain Hotknives and me up for our lunchtime performance on the Glade Stage. I was very glad not … read more

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Blissful Ups and Brake-Downs

During the night the rain battered the tent so hard that several times I felt a fine mist on my skin. But by the time I was properly awake the rain had cleared. I pulled myself out into the grey … read more

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