Dear friends and family, you might want to change your WhatsApp settings so they don’t show the last time you were active. That’s because I’ve taken to using it as a way to find company when I’m awake in the … read more
I’m lying by the pool with the Spanish sun soaking into my body. Fran and I arrived in Mallorca yesterday and we’re here for a week of total rest – writing blog posts is the only work-related activity permitted and … read more
I’ve been incredibly lucky to go all over the world with work, including to Australia, Canada, Bosnia and the United States, but although I’ve done a load of travelling I haven’t actually been on a proper holiday … read more
I’m not sure if or when this post will make it onto the website. I’ve not got a lot to say and what I do have is pretty vague and personal. But I feel compelled to write, so I’m just … read more
It’s just after six in the morning. For the last few days I’ve woken super-early every day. Today though, rather than making myself go back to sleep, I’ve embraced the early start.
The light is incredible, bright sunshine’s already bouncing … read more
A few weeks ago I went to speak at a National Trust event in Derby, which turned out to be a really interesting experience. Unexpectedly I also got to indulge one of my biggest passions – talking about wheelchairs.
The … read more
I’ve been in bed for about five minutes and my body’s just starting to relax, with my incredibly soft duvet wrapped around me. But just before I slid into bed I had an unexpectedly emotional moment.
I’d been feeling quite … read more
A year ago today the country woke up to the news of the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower.
In the post I wrote later that day I described how, even from those very early pictures and news reports, I felt … read more
We’ve been in Zurich for the last few days. The flight back yesterday morning was only an hour and twenty minutes. But for a wheelchair user flying is nearly always stressful and yesterday’s flight was no exception.
For the last … read more
A couple of days ago I was waiting to pick up some medication in a busy hospital pharmacy. There was a boy aged about nine also waiting. I pulled up in my wheelchair and waited nearby.
The boy couldn’t take … read more