Sleeping

Intervention Round-Up Reloaded

I’ve tried to manage my tics a number of different ways over the years and one of the most effective for me has been through practical solutions and interventions that make life easier and safer.

Several years ago I did … read more

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I Love Cats?

Disclaimer: I’m not writing this post alone. There’s a heavy weight lurking on my chest, vibrating relentlessly, and occasionally batting my face for asnmyu,uuuuu attention. My vibrating companion also keeps stepping on the keyboard…

Introducing Monkey the cat. Monkey is … read more

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Post-Tonsil Tonsillitis

I’m finally emerging from a week lost to illness. Last Sunday I woke up at Boomtown with a very sore throat. As the day progressed I felt increasingly unwell so we headed home early and I went straight to bed.… read more

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Six Degrees of Lamp-post

This morning I woke up in a leisurely way, opened my blind and let the light from the grey day fill my room. I felt much more cheerful than I had when I went to sleep last night, and I … read more

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Dreamy Beds

When we arrived in our hotel room a few days ago the two beds looked quite different from one another. Both were single beds and covered in the same sheets – this was clearly a twin room – but one … read more

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Seven Hours’ Success

The sky’s an intense light-blue turning to a watery yellow on the horizon. Jagged palm tree leaves cut into the picture making a mish-mash of zigzag patterns that even the most exuberant 90s fabric designer would’ve be proud of.

The … read more

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Searching For Solidarity

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

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On Your Marks Get Set Rest

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

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Manchester Rotary Igloo

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

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Face Fairy

Last year Leftwing Idiot bought me some lavender spray to help me sleep.

My overnight support workers often spray some on my bed as I settle down to sleep and I often refer to them then as my Lavender Fairies.… read more

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