Monday, 31 December 2012


The end of the year is traditionally a time for taking stock, so on this, the last day of 2012, I'm going to spend a while looking back. I want to summarise some of the good things that have happened as well as some of the not so good things.

  • I was proud to be involved with the dissemination of the Spartacus Report. I helped to collect supportive quotes from celebrities, posted them on here, and publicised them on Facebook and Twitter.
  • I started writing fiction! I completed a short story, the first fiction I've written since leaving school more than three decades ago. I'm still working on it, redrafting and so on, and I'm also plotting out some more. The long-term plan is that I'll build up a collection of short stories loosely themed round disability, then possibly sell them on Amazon as an e-book.
  • I organised a meal for 28 people in Birmingham, cooked by Hardeep Singh Kohli and raising funds for Shelter For The Storm.
  • I didn't blog nearly as much as I would have liked to, but most of the posts I did do were picked up for cross-posting on other websites.
  • I finished the year ranked No.7 in ebuzzing's Health Blogs.
  • My lovely cat Bing sadly died.
  • But gorgeous Kaya came to live with me instead.

  • I went to some great gigs and some excellent theatre shows.
  • I trekked down to Peckham for a lovely party at Malgosia's, and met Caroline from Poland and lots of other nice people.
  • My health wasn't that great, but I'm still breathing and still going!
  • I appreciate my "real life" and online friends more than ever. Love you all x