Today Garbiñe Muguruza, finalist at Wimbledon 2015, fought a valiant fight against an ultimately supreme Serena Williams. Knocked out in the 1st round at Wimbledon last year, undeterred Muguruza returned and showed a tenacity and resolve you don’t see every day. Serena Williams, on course for the Grand Slam, was always the hot favourite but anyone watching… More A winning smile? #Wimbledon #everydaysexism
Today it is a year since my #hairhack, that’s one full rotation of the sun and probably my least hirsute one yet. I wanted to write a blog post, partly to share some learning and mark a year on, but mostly to update on the two causes that I shaved my head for in the… More A less hirsute rotation around the sun #hairhack #JusticeforLB
Seven and a half years ago I learnt about a bile duct for the first time; in the days running up to my Dad’s 60th birthday he’d been a bit itchy and had started turning yellow. An amazingly astute GP (with personal experience of what was to come), swift turnaround in our local hospital and… More Youth of today #cholangiocarcinoma
Earlier this week Sara posted a blog post titled State agents and lives on hold. In it she updates on the tiresome slog to get accountability and answers around her son’s preventable death, in an ATU. LB drowned in the bath, something an independent report found to be entirely preventable, fourteen months ago. Still no accountability… More Secrecy, transparency, purdah and the illusion of candour #ADASSspring #JusticeforLB
Dear Libbie, It’s now a few weeks since you turned five and having spent the day together I decided that I’d better revisit the letter on your birthday tradition! So what more can I offer after this from your third birthday and this from your fourth! The big change in the last year is that… More A letter to my niece on her fifth birthday
Just a short post from me, I don’t normally blog about food (despite loving it in a relatively unhealthy way), but last night I was in a hotel room in Leeds and sent a tweet asking for recommendations of places to eat in Leeds. The responses reminded me of all that is ace about twitter, the… More Bundo marvellous!
First blog here in an age, so happy new year everyone! This week has seen the publication of two reports into the appalling standards of care for learning disabled people in the UK. The National Audit Office published their investigation into the utter failure to transform care, as promised following the abuse at Winterbourne View… More Shaking up the system inertia