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Posts Tagged ‘Disability

So brave!

August 24, 2015

In recent months, my work has had me travelling to places as diverse as Bulgaria, Czech Republic, India, US and even Croydon. This has prompted a number of people to say how brave I am to venture out to such places on my own, given my visual impairment. On the one hand, hearing such plaudits […]

My friends in the North

June 8, 2015

This weekend I took a trip up to the wilds of the north east – Newcastle to be precise. It was to be only my second ever trip to that city and the reason was a tad unusual. I’d agreed to do a stand up comedy set for a meeting of the Northern Alliance Ushers […]

Everyday heroes

September 3, 2012

So, the paralympians are currently out there doing their stuff and awe inspiring it certainly is. Hardly a minute goes by where someone on the TV, radio or press doesn’t enthuse about the impressiveness of the achievements on the sports field, in the pool or the arena. Much is made of what amazing role models […]

Adventures with my skinny white friend

June 6, 2011

Firstly, if you are expecting to be appalled by the suggestion that this article is in any way racist or weightist, then I’m afraid you are going to be disappointed. So, who is my skinny white friend? In fact, we’re talking about an inanimate object here, yet one that is my companion, my guide, even […]