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  • Christmas Telly - its changed a bit!

    24 December 2015
    It used to be so much easier when there was only really two TV channels at Christmas.  I remember the excitement of getting the Christmas TV times (other magazines are… Read More
  • Keeping Memories

    01 January 2016
    From warnings of heavy snow last year, to high water levels this year it does seem in the winter time that we are experiencing different weather patterns from what I… Read More
  • I don't always turn down help

    08 January 2016
    I am going to have a bit of rant this week and I as write I know that it sounds really petty, but it is something that I find really… Read More
  • Should England have its own anthem?

    15 January 2016
    So England might now (officially) have its own national anthem. I am not sure it is the biggest thing on my agenda (or many people's) but it might be nice… Read More
  • Take-off was delayed!

    22 January 2016
    This hasn't been the most joyous week this week.  Welfare reform, more job losses in the steel industry, and trying to sort out a wheelchair user who has been told… Read More
  • Taking on Government

    29 January 2016
    A petition started last week on the campaigning website to stop Government cuts to ESA hit over 96,600 signatures before the debate started on Welfare Reform and Work Bill.  This… Read More
  • Am I Getting Old?

    05 February 2016
    When I was a teenager I remember my Dad saying that when you get to your late forties or early fifties you suddenly start going to a lot more funerals.… Read More
  • Looking for someone!

    12 February 2016
    I have been trying to track down a ex wheelchair racer this week to try and find out some information about a Lands End John O’Groats (or it might have… Read More
  • You have to remain passionate

    26 February 2016
    It was a slightly surprising email I received from the my local newspaper, the Evening Gazette’s, reporter Dave Robson to ask me how I felt about being on the list… Read More
  • Being Welsh on St David's Day

    04 March 2016
    This Tuesday just gone was St David’s Day and like a good welsh person I proudly wore my daffodil in to work (well until about 5 O’clock by which time… Read More
  • The Budget

    17 March 2016
    I had a phone call early yesterday to ask what I thought of the budget.  At 7.30 in the morning I had no idea what my view on it was… Read More
  • ESA

    10 March 2016
    ~~The debate on Employment Support Allowance is now at an end.  It has been reported in the papers that the House of Lords decided not to send the ESA to… Read More
  • 'The North'

    07 April 2016
    When I was learning about British history growing up I was told that one of the things that helped make Britain great was our coal and steel.  Now my history… Read More
  • London to Rio

    14 April 2016
    ~~It is hard to believe that it is nearly four years since the London Games.  Four years ago I was pretty much asked non stop whether the event would be… Read More
  • London Marathon

    21 April 2016
    David Weir is going for his seventh marathon win in the London Marathon this weekend, coming off the back of his fourth place in the Boston marathon (which was this… Read More
  • It's nearly Summer

    04 May 2016
    As ever you can trust the British at the slightest bit of sunshine to cast off as many clothes as possible.  As I walk around Westminster there is an abundance… Read More
  • Guide Dogs and Steel

    26 May 2016
      Walking in to work this morning, I was met with the biggest group of Guide Dogs that I have ever seen in one place.  They are here this morning to… Read More
  • Media coverage of disabled people

    03 June 2016
    I’ve been doing a lot of work this week on how disabled people are represented in the media  This has come about as a result of the release of the… Read More
  • Public Transport

    09 June 2016
    In London I use buses a lot, partly because they are a really good efficient service  and also a relatively cheap way to get around.  The other reason that I… Read More
  • Who is head of the household?

    16 June 2016
    This week I have a student with me on ‘work placement’.  It is fairly hard in any job, within a week to give someone an idea of what it is… Read More
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