Monthly Archives: December 2015

I’ll not be home for Christmas

The empty chair at the dinner table That great pre-Christmas schlep out of London now behind us, I’m happily ensconced in the guest room overlooking the village green. It’s become a new normal – the food, the drink, the family … Continue reading

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The tweets that croaked

Ethel Meaker, Eurovision and Turn the Key Softly Readers of this blog will know that I set it up to publicise Jenny’s story and to write about my experiences of being the non-disabled brother to a disabled twin sister, cerebral … Continue reading

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Not keeping it on the level

The crazy design of my disabled twin sister’s school Last week in my Huffington Post blog, I wrote a piece bemoaning the lack of a past for my old school, Outwood Grange Comprehensive, near Wakefield. It was as if the … Continue reading

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No-one’s immortal

Five lessons Jenny’s sudden death taught me Strange how water cooler conversations can set off a chain of thought. Earlier this year when former Apprentice star Stuart Baggs died suddenly, all the talk at work was about the ‘27 Club’. This … Continue reading

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On this night in 1980

My school burnt down – the second time in five years It’s about time for an off-topic post. Twitter’s littered with #OnThisDay tweets and, I’m sorry to say, I’m about to add to this. It’s 35 years to the day … Continue reading

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