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Hear about my varied experiences as an above knee amputee and why I find designing and making walking sticks so fulfilling and challenging.

life on one leg

Let’s Become Neo Talkers

Let’s Become Neo Talkers

I had the best week last week. What happened you may well ask. Did I pick the winning lucky lottery numbers? Nope. Did I unearth hidden antiques in...

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Phantom Phacts.

Phantom Phacts.

All the things you ever wanted to know but never dared to ask. About phantom limbs and pain.  I’ve got one. Or rather I haven’t got one.  You can’t...

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Instagram Isn’t Honest.

Instagram Isn’t Honest.

Instagram isn’t very honest.  We all know it, but we still let it pump our heads full of perfect pictures of perfect sexy people living their...

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Get a Handle on Handles

Get a Handle on Handles

I think one of the most common questions I am asked, apart from how is Team Neo Walkies, is what difference does the shape of the handle make to a...

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A Day in the Life of…

A Day in the Life of…

  Do you ever wonder what it would be like to spend a day in the life of someone else or be a 24 hour fly on someone’s wall? The Queen maybe,...

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It All Measures Up

It All Measures Up

  Why is it important to use the right length of walking stick?   Using a stick can help relieve the pain and fatigue you feel while you...

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It’s All a Journey

It’s All a Journey

So why do people use and not use mobility aids? The former is for support, and the latter is because of shame. If you live with a disability you no...

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Surprise Surprise!

Surprise Surprise!

Satan help us it’s a funny year so far. I never thought I’d use words like pandemic and quarantine in every day life, as easy as I say tea and...

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With me every step

With me every step

Special orders and special requests. These are things I really enjoy doing, whether it's a bespoke colour, engraving, unusual shape etc, I love a...

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A short beef

A short beef

Today I mostly want to rant. I don't do it often but this is becoming an increasingly large and frequent beef with me and I am 100% certain that a...

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Out of time

Out of time

Imagine this if you will. You wake up, yawn, scratch (something) and greet the day. Today is Monday. But imagine this is your last Monday. No more...

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Fancy an Irish coffee…

Fancy an Irish coffee…

So my friends, why walking sticks, why Neo Walk? Well if you had asked me 10 years ago what I wanted to do, I would have said open my own super chic...

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I deserve a bloody Oscar!

I deserve a bloody Oscar!

This week I want to tell you about the time I died on Salisbury Plain. I also died in Scotland, twice in Norfolk and several times in Birmingham. In...

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It’s a small world.

It’s a small world.

I remember several big changes very clearly from when I became ill in 2007. When you're sat in a wheelchair, strangers feel entitled to talk to you...

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Conversations With Myself.

Conversations With Myself.

Somebody once told me never to underestimate the power of the brain. Those billions of nerve cells sparking and coordinating thoughts, emotions,...

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Footprints in the sand….

Footprints in the sand….

Author, Sarah Bush. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed at the hairdresser’s yesterday, and one of the pages I follow shared an announcement...

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Paralympic Ceremonies

Paralympic Ceremonies

I can’t believe it’s been almost one year since the Paralympic Ceremonies and those unforgettable, inspiring games.

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