Blog Archive

All of the blog posts, neatly arrange by year and category… neat

Archive

“Yes I can, I know I can.”

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I did something daft.

Playroom Version 2

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A deep dive into the design of the second version di the playroom. What we changed and why.

Applying Monotropism

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A little exploration of how the monotropism lens can help with the language we use and how we navigate day to day situations

18 Months In

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Reflections on 18 months of a changing body.

Creating a playroom.

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A deep dive into what we’re doing to create the perfect environment for playfulness.

Summer of Adventure so far.

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A quick run through the last 3 months. Leaving the beeb, starting my summer of adventure… oh and COVID.

Many New Pjs

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Some thoughts on why I’m buying new PJs, why bright PJs work well for me and few of my favourites and where to buy them.

Autistic Play, Employment and me.

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A little article looking at the role of play in my life. How it related to adventure and why it’s a key part of my autistic joy.

2022: Summer of Adventure

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A post exploring the coming summer. Why I am leaving my BBC job and what I am doing next.

Building momentum & Cheerfulness

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Some thoughts on the role of momentum and cheerfulness in my day to day life.

365 days in

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Reflecting on life a year after I had a spinal cord injury.

2022 Theme: Year of…

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Reviewing my theme for 2021 and presenting my new theme for 2022.

Living Little in a Tiny Home

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Reflecting on 2021 and thinking about the future.

Nerdy: AWS Graviton vs M1 vs M1 Pro Node.js® Benchmarks

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I race different computers head to head to see which ones can run one of my test scripts the fastest

Using a Toddler lens

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How the lens I am using makes life a lot more fun and bouncy

Staying Put, Monotropism & Me

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How one change of lens has utterly changed my life.

ADHD meds & sensory stuff

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A short post answering a Twitter question about how my sensory profile is effected by using ADHD medications.

Ooo. It tingles.

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Some thoughts on my injury and the future.

Why I cry, when I cry.

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I’ve been crying a lot recently and here’s a quick post about the surprising reasons why.

Homely updates

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Exploring a few topics relating to my home

An adventure in definitions & principles.

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An unexpected adventure in my workplace…

Farm shop adventure

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We had an adventure out to the farm shop. Nothing to fancy but a huge achievement in it’s own little way!

Buggies & Strollers

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The approach we’ve taken for sitting up and getting around.

Bike Park Wales Adventure

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The most important adventure of my life.

Trotter Chair First Impressions Review

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First impressions after a week with the new stroller.

Trying a Trotter Mobility Chair

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Trying out a different style of pushchair / wheelchair.

178 days: Grief, movement, environment & a new bedroom

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An update on how stuff is going and what we’re doing next.

131 days

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How does life look 131 days after my spinal cord injury.

Choose Pain

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Pain is complicated.

Where next with bikes

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We’ve achieved a great deal and learnt a lot. But where do we go next?

Functioning labels & me

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An exploration of functional labels and why i don’t use them.

Being bolder

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Life changes and it’s changing for me rapidly.

Littleness & Me

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A deeper dive into what it means to be ‘little’ and autistic.

All things. Safe & Soft.

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Identity can be a tricky thing. I was recently asked a very good question by a researcher researching autism and kink. I figured it was time I wrote about it :)

First trail ride!

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I got out on my bike. Here’s a post about how we made it happens and what we’re doing next.

100 days.

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First 100 days with a life changing spinal cord injury

Time for data

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It’s going to be a few horrible week. But it should be worth it.

12 weeks: Feeling Groovy

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It’s been 12 weeks since my injury and life is different. But not as different as it may seem.

Working from ‘not bed’

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A way to work from bed without ‘being in bed’

A simple system for tracking my work: I don’t.

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Task management is a common struggle for a huge number of ADHD folk. Here’s my approach.

Professional persona's

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Exploring the impact of personas on my work life.

Returning to work: Am I ready?

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Trying to work out when to return to work and what things I need to consider before I do so.

Move or move not.

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My thoughts on physical pacing. How I can pace my body to get the most out of each day but optimising a day for rest, or a day for adventure.

10 Weeks In

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It’s been 10 weeks since my body changed. This is a post about where we are. What is happening with my body, what things we’ve worked out how to do and what comes next.

I’m getting a wheelchair

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The wheelchair assessment took an unexpected direction.

The fight for cheerfulness.

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Why cheerfulness is critical in my life. How pain threatens my cheerfulness and what I am doing to manage the situation.

Sitting comfortably

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Where I am sitting has a huge impact on my day. With that in mind, I need a proper plan. This post covers a quick overview of my daily sitting routine and some of the thoughts that have gone into deciding it.

Rebuilding productivity: getting back to work

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My road map to getting back to work by the end of May.

Freedom & Adventure Delivered

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I am so damn happy.

New Trike(s) Day

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A plan comes together!

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