• 2014,  acceptance,  access,  advocacy,  argh,  Uncategorized

    Fed Up

    I’m a bit fed up of not getting actual answers to my questions but just a stream of talking that dances around the question of not being treated with respect of having to point out what should be really obvious of having people blame things on my disability which in reality have nothing to do with my disability. Only thinking or saying “well she is disabled” makes it easier for them than having to accept and admit  that they fucked up. of the fear that this time when they’re predicting snow will be the time when it actually comes. of the words “but it’s your rent money that pays for…

  • 2014,  advocacy,  blogging,  comedy,  language,  the r word,  theatre,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Hate isn’t Funny, part two

    To recap: On Wednesday I went to see Omid Djalili do a warm up gig.  I really wish I hadn’t because not only did he used the R word in one of his jokes he also did another which was the most horrendously ableist joke I’ve ever heard.  On Friday I posted a blog about that – Hate Isn’t Funny. This is the last I’m going to say on the matter. That blog post got a lot of attention on twitter and facebook (and in comments here).  It’s also had the most hits of any of my posts on this blog in a very long time (I’ve not seen the…

  • 2014,  attitudes,  comedy,  complaints,  Uncategorized

    Hate isn’t Funny

    On Saturday Mum and I went to a Jack Whitehall gig in Oxford.  He definitely wasn’t the best comedian I’ve ever seen but most of the time he was pretty funny.  Once or twice he pretended to have forgotten his script and at least once he really did forget his script which was a bit frustrating. Unfortunately however he also made several jokes that I thought were right on the line of what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to disability.  I can take that.  I think I’m a lot more flexible than some people are on the sort of comments I find acceptable and I thought a couple…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  Uncategorized,  you know...

    You Know You’re a Bookworm When…

    Mum and I were wandering round Waterstones on Saturday.  We were wandering together but separately and before she went off to look at stuff I said to her not to buy anything without checking with me. That’s because lately we both seem to have bought copies of several books and that’s a bit of a waste. So after a few minutes she hunted me down and showed me what she thought she’d get.  And I’d heard of it and wanted to read it but hadn’t got it.  It was on buy one get one half price so she was hunting for something else to go with it.  And she’d offered…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Is This Love? by Sue Moorcroft

    It’s Sunday and I usually post “Self Care Sunday” as a way of recording what I’ve been doing to take care of myself and most importantly treating myself each week.  I started doing that because I was noticing I suck at that.  I didn’t post it last Sunday because my blog went down.  And I’m not posting it today.  Or at least not in it’s usually way. Self Care Sunday today is a book review.  Because after a ridiculously busy few days I needed a lazy day today.  And it’s been the laziest of lazies. I slept late.  I went out to brunch with my brother and sister in law.…

  • 2014,  access,  Uncategorized

    I can’t be bothered

    This is not the blog post that the two people I went to London with yesterday are expecting to read. Because that’s about so much access fail and ridiculous stuff. And it’s frustrating as hell and it had a huge impact on our day and didn’t need to happen.  But at the same time as much as those who I was with were shocked and appalled, I wasn’t.  I wasn’t surprised because I’ve been there, done that in so many places. And as soon as I saw the photos of the venue on their website I realised that it would have been built at a time when the idea of…

  • 2014,  Uncategorized

    Access Ridiculousness

    A piece of voluntary work I did (an event I helped organise) for my housing provider has been shortlisted for a TPAS (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) award in the Southern region.  I believe if we win we get shortlisted for the national award, I’m not sure. And anyway that has no bearing on what I want to write about. So tomorrow is the awards ceremony for the South and as I’m the chair of the group that did the work I’m off to London to represent them along with two members of staff from my landlord. The plan was train from here to Paddington and then taxi. Only with the…

  • 2014,  Uncategorized

    Lots I could write about disability and such issues today. But most of it would be rants and such that are going to cease to matter very shortly. I have however posted a piece over on Bea Magazine about AleXsandro Palombo’s disabled Disney princesses – Disney and Disabled

  • 2014,  Uncategorized

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    Random Bullet Points of Life: for those little things which are worth recording and remembering but which probably aren’t worth a blog to themselves. I’m surprised to realise this is the first of these posts I’ve done this year.  I’ve never worked out how often I do them because there is no rhyme or reason but I’d sort of assumed it was more often than it’s been. I had my hair cut this morning.  The hairdresser found a whack of toothpaste in my hair. There was no Self Care Sunday post last Sunday because my blog went down. I went to bed and left it and magically when I got…