I recently took up pilates. Not by a DVD or by going down to my local gym for a class. Those aren’t really options when you have mobility problems. No, my mum told me about a woman locally who does what she bills as ‘clinical pilates’ on a one to one basis and despite the … More Pilates and the Art of Slowing Down
Happy World Poetry Day! Why not celebrate by buying my book? Here’s a little taste of what you will find inside… Woman In Purple Sari, Glimpsed From A Bus Window In Hunslet A crowded bus, suits and skirts sardine packed in summer heat, sweat and ringtones and work passes and you. You. Clad in iridescence, … More Happy World Poetry Day!
My first collection of poetry is available now to buy online! … More Book Out Now!
A friend very nicely linked me to this hilarious article that pretty much nails how I feel about many areas of how disability is presented. Prepare to laugh and to be shocked!
My recent trip to Barcelona was my first holiday since I started using walking aids every day. In the run up to it I was equal parts thrilled (I’d been wanting to go to Barcelona for ten years!) and terrified. Would I manage to actually do any of the stuff I had been dreaming of? Would I be stuck in a hotel all day? Or would it, somehow, be the holiday of my dreams? … More Spoonie Travels: Barcelona on Crutches (1)
The erotica museum in Barcelona, featuring Dali, Picasso and a very NSFW selfie! … More Erotica Museum Barcelona
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 – one of my favourite pieces of classical music. … More What a Toon! #3
In big cities there’s so much focus on the big tourist attractions – sometimes it’s nice to take a moment to look at the smaller features. … More Barcelona: The Less Touristy View
The problem with big tourist cities is everybody is trying to take the same photo as you! These are some of the ones I managed to snap of the beautiful Barcelona. … More Barcelona: The Tourist View
How can you beat support your loved ones with mental illnesses? … More World Mental Health Day: Allies