Public transport

On The Buses

London’s a huge city with an enormous amount to enjoy and do, and for me, as for many others, working here also means I often have to travel to meetings all over the place as well. We have an impressive … read more



A few days ago Fran and I headed into town together. We were both in a cheerful, relaxed mood and chatted happily as we waited for the bus to come.

We saw it coming and stuck out our hands to … read more

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Tube Racer

I’ve just watched a fantastic video and I want to share it with you. It was created by a wheelchair user named Anthony in collaboration with Free Help Guy, an organisation that takes a direct and creative approach to … read more

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Ahh, Cats

I’ve had a lot of lovely interactions with toddlers, many on buses when I’ve been in the wheelchair spot and they’ve been next to me in a pushchair. Here’s another example from this evening:

The boy in the pushchair … read more

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A Question of Wheels

The other day Sophie and I were on a bus heading to a #BIBL rehearsal. I was in the wheelchair area, chatting to Sophie who was sitting across from me. I was ticcing quite a lot but nobody seemed to … read more

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The Next Station

I went to the University of Kent this afternoon to give a talk about Tourettes, biscuits, and the power of campaigning. It wasn’t the best-attended talk I’ve given recently but it felt like the people there were really paying attention … read more

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Dear Parent/Carer/Teacher

Please don’t turn your child’s face away from me
Or block their view of me
Or turn the pushchair around
Or give them the look

Children are curious about the world around them and always look at things that interest … read more

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Nightmares on the Brighton Line

Yesterday Leftwing Idiot, Poppy and I went on a day trip to Brighton to have a meeting with some friends. We had a lovely time while we were there but the day was overshadowed by the awful journeys. They were … read more

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The Journey So Far

I’m going to start this post by telling you about two things I did yesterday. They’re almost unrelated but there is a connecting thread between them.

Firstly, yesterday was the last day of our half term playscheme at work. I … read more

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Waterloo Sunset

I had a hospital appointment in town yesterday afternoon and Leftwing Idiot came with me. The appointment went well and afterwards we wandered through the streets for a bit, enjoying being out in the autumn sunshine. We went home by … read more

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