I’m ready for my close up

I’m ready for my close up

You may remember I recently had the great pleasure of filming an episode of BBC Doctors in Birmingham, where I played a bitter arsey amputee. I am still relatively new to the acting thing and was very merrily swept along watching the process and secrets of filming...
To be read in the voice of Joe Lycett…

To be read in the voice of Joe Lycett…

Dear Booking.com I hope you can give me your full attention while I relieve myself of the anger, humiliation and frustration I have endured today as a result of booking through your website. We booked this room through you on 28/8/19 with a special request notifying...
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 challenge and a chance to get those creative juices woken up to make something different. I once made a fluorescent...
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 lot of you will agree. PARKING!!! What gives anyone the right to look at me in my car and decide that I don’t...
These are a few of my favourite things

These are a few of my favourite things

Life is made up of several things I openly confess I could not be without. My list will be different yours. Yours may include gin, your washing machine or a mobile phone. While I love and entertain all of these choices on a daily basis, Maslow’s Hierarchy of...
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 Mondays. You are doing your no mores. Because it all ends on Friday. Whoosh. Curtains. Final call. You’ve got your...
Hold on, I’m still connecting you

Hold on, I’m still connecting you

Life at Neo Walk like anything else today has the internet at it’s heart. I guess when you’re nurturing a small modern business through it’s growth period, it can sometimes feel like every week is an 8 day week and there’s not enough hours in...
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 hair salon. I was a newly qualified dreamy eyed hairdresser with visions of big bouncy blow dries and perfect pin-up...
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 fact I died twice in one day in Birmingham. I could have died in Norway too but I gave that one a miss. I’m talking...
Mum, I’m running away to the circus

Mum, I’m running away to the circus

Take yourselves back to the year 2012. The year Obama was re elected, the year the Mayan calendar ran out of days but the world actually didn’t end, and the year the Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. Oh yes, and the year I spent 6 months clowning around...
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 or about you as if you’re stupid. You have to learn to accept help with things you never dreamed you’d...
Did you hear the one about the one legged blonde…

Did you hear the one about the one legged blonde…

A few years ago we were visiting Dublin en route to a wedding in Belfast. This was during a period when I didn’t wear a shoe on my prosthetic foot, instead opting for nothing except fake tattoos. I found it more comfortable for some reason, although it was much...
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, behaviour and sensation. Controlling everything from your heart rate to your mood. So while I believed and marvelled at the...
Paralympic Ceremonies

Paralympic Ceremonies

I can’t believe it’s been almost one year since the Paralympic Ceremonies and those unforgettable, inspiring games. For the first time in my life last year, I religiously kept a diary, as a memento of my days of training and rehearsing, the pain and the laughs, the...