Category Archives: Life

Christmas, birthday and Star Wars

I had delicious beetroot bake for Christmas dinner. For presents I got Tim Marshall’s book about football chants Dirty Northern B*stards / Soft Southern B*stards, lemonade-scented shower gel and £15. I’m still reading John Fisher’s biography of Tommy Cooper (which … Continue reading

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Worst TV Sitcoms Ever

I’ve acquired a copy of Mark Lewisohn’s Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy, which has inspired me to decide once and for all what my favourite and least favourite television sitcoms are. I’ll start with the worst. In reverse order: … Continue reading

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Hemi Story Part 1 – My right leg

WARNING – THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DESCRIPTION OF PROLONGED TECHNICOLOR YAWNING My right leg is the part of my body that is probably most affected by hemiplegia. It’s a bit shorter than my left leg, though I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Bi Visibility Day 2017

HAPPY BI VISIBILITY DAY x

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About free gifts – Part 2: Absolute tat

As promised, here’s part 2 of my guide to the best and worst free gifts. This part is about the shonkiest, crappiest free gifts. In no particular order, here goes: HORRIBLE LITTLE MASKS: At around the same time as I … Continue reading

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About free gifts – Part 1: The best things in life are (sometimes) free

As Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson almost sang in 1992, the best things in life are sometimes free. In a two-part guide, I’ll go through the best and worst free gifts – beginning with the best. (As everyone who knows … Continue reading

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Literature

I entered the Wolverhampton Literature Festival poetry competition with a poem about hemiplegia awareness. My poem addresses the issue of people, because of hemi symptoms , wrongly assuming I’m drunk / hungover / stoned – even though my GP and … Continue reading

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