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Happy Valentine’s Day!

As you may know, my tics rename Valentine’s Day pretty much every year, this year they’ve gone for:

“Happy Boot and Bear Day”
“Happy Thorn In Your Side Day”
“Happy Emotional Roller Coaster Afternoon”

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Two Weeks To The Brew

There are just two weeks until we bring the Barbican’s Pit to life with amazing activities and performances for children and adults, celebrating creativity, diversity and bottom-up change.

Brewing In The Basement has a sensational line-up of radical artists all … read more

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“Happy Complicated Love Lives Day”

This is my fourth year writing this blog, and right from the start one subject’s been notably absent – romance. There’s a lot of love – the love and care of my family and friends runs through pretty much every … read more


Tourettes Dating Advice

This evening Zoë and I got onto the subject of dating. We’re both single and we were discussing things that we shouldn’t say on a first date. My tics seized on this and started listing things I definitely shouldn’t say … read more

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Muscle Man

We had a group of volunteers at work this morning. They’d left their office to come and do some physical outdoor work.

I have a support worker for two days a week but struggle to move around every day. Today … read more

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Twenty Questions

Ruth and I have been asked by a TV production company to do some test filming because they’re interested in making a programme about Tourettes. I’m not completely sure about taking part but I agreed to do the test filming. … read more



I was feeling a bit miserable on my way home this evening. Not for long though, because just outside the lair a handsome stranger beamed at me warmly and said, “I saw you in Catford the other day.”

This was … read more

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Fancy That

As I walked back from lunch, squawking and moving as strangely as ever, a man working nearby struck up a conversation with me. He didn’t mention Tourettes or seem to notice my odd behaviour – he was too busy flirting … read more

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Pretty New Year

Leftwing Idiot and I headed to East London last night to meet Alice and her friends to see in the New Year. On our way, a middle-aged man sitting opposite us on the bus struck up a conversation about Tourettes. … read more

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“Kick Your Love Life In The Backside.”

I’ve had a busy day travelling across the city to meet up with various friends. I had dinner by the river and went to Ollie and Karen’s post-wedding party. It’s been a fun day shared with lots of different people.… read more

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