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On The One Hand...

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 11:44pm 2 Comments

... I'd forgotten how refreshing it feels to wake up in the morning and stumble downstairs wearing nothing but baggy PJ bottoms and a T-shirt. This Winter has dragged and it snowed even in the first week of April. The sun vanished mid-September, and the heating went on at the same time. A 7-month winter is both expensive and depressing.

But on the other hand... there's still no sun to speak of. I just get to turn my heating off and not have to wear a sweater in the morning.



Dear Boston, A Love-Letter.

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

When my life fell apart in 2004, Boston was the only place in the world that had room for me. Specifically, a room in an apartment just off Dot Ave with two guys I was friends with online (Akira and Judge, this be you). These people, unable to watch someone utterly disintegrate over the internet, bought plane tickets and a blow-up bed, flew me out and pieced me back together.

Boston, with hindsight, was perhaps the only place I could have gone to rebuild myself. Laid back but not…


Confessions of a Shit Blogger.

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 7:40am 1 Comment

I have one of those lives that people like to read about. I have a lot of unusual stuff going on, what with the happily single, no family, disabled kid, amazing voluntary job stuff all piling up everywhere. My friends tell me I should write about it, and yet I never seem to get around to it.

More than that, I can't.

It's very hard to be British at the moment. It's also quite hard to be a single woman with a child. Not to mention a disabled child. And when people say things like…


The Autism Spotlight Misses Its Mark Again.

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:25pm 1 Comment

Beware: this is a reflexive response written with knee-jerk fury about this piece on the BBC:


Essentially: single dad and "full-time carer" of a 10-year-old boy with autism and cerebral palsy writes about "surviving" school holidays. You'd think that this would be a good piece to have in the mainstream press, no?

No. It fucking sucks. Here's why:



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(Brief signup blurb written with the intention of being more coherent later) Single parent-carer, one disabled child, voluntary worker, happy, cynical, blah blah. Constantly making promises to write more and never quite finding the time...


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