A couple of weeks ago I had a ‘ticcing fit’ in the hallway of the castle that left a nasty impression on me.
During the fit my arm pressed against a hot radiator pipe. Because I couldn’t move I quickly … read more
I’ve just come off stage after a phenomenal show to a packed house at the Norwich Playhouse. As always the wonderful Chopin was there with me, but tonight British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Martin (my tics initially introduced him as … read more
Yesterday we revealed our brilliant new Touretteshero van. Over a million people have already viewed the video showing my reaction the first time I saw it.
Until I watched this video I had no idea what the van had … read more
Back in February I gave a talk at 5×15 in Bristol, an event that brought together an eclectic mix of speakers. It was a fascinating evening and it got me thinking about loads of new ideas. The following day … read more
We’re currently out on tour and ensuring that we give the right welcome to all audience members is very important to us. That’s why every performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land is ‘relaxed’. I thought it might be useful to … read more
Three years ago on a sunny spring day Will and I went for a walk in our local park. It was a memorable walk for three reasons. First, it was one of the first times Will and I did something … read more
Five years ago tics in my legs started affecting my mobility so much that one consultant rather upsettingly described it as being like ‘the Ministry of Silly Walks’. I struggled on for months, walking in a chaotic way, falling … read more
I have four wheelchairs: my heavy NHS chair, my everyday chair, my all-terrain chair for work and festivals, and a light-weight folding back-up-chair which I had to get when my everyday chair catastrophically broke last August.
As of … read more
My possessions have quite a hard life. My tics mean that my things get dropped, thrown, bitten and squished much more often than other people’s. This means I seek out robust tic-proof items wherever possible.
Take my smart phone for … read more
When I was a child my dad used to say I needed shoes made of iron because of how quickly I managed to destroy them. I never really understood his concern but I’m starting to have some sympathy with him … read more