A couple weeks ago I saw this on Instagram My immediate reaction was wow, that’s brave, followed by there’s no way I can afford that, hope others can. I went about my day/life but Sarah’s request stuck with me. I spent quite some time musing it since. There are loads of reasons why £10 a month … More Why I’ve adopted a craftivist for 2017
This morning Chris shared that Kate died yesterday, surrounded by her loved ones. I’ve no more words than I offered in my last post, the comments and tweets discussing it clearly showed that Kate’s ripples spread far and wide. They will continue to do so. Think this is my favourite picture of Kate, snapped by the legend that … More Kate Granger – rest in peace #deathbedlive #hellomynameis
Going to try and keep this short. I’m struggling to find the words. 3 years, 10 months and 6 days ago, on 15 September 2012, I first tweeted about Kate Granger. I shared an article from The Scotsman, Dr Kate Granger, doctor and author living with terminal cancer I’d kept it open on my laptop for … More Kate Granger #deathbedlive #hellomynameis
The last blog post I wrote here was hastily tapped out on my phone from Heathrow Airport. Waiting to board a flight to Sri Lanka, a holiday long since planned for relaxing and recuperating after a busy year of campaigning. The (not in anyway unreasonable) expectation was that the #Mazars review would be long published … More ISO8601 and the #Mazars publication mystery
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
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