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What’s It All About, Lorna?

2nd July 2017

I started blogging in 2010.   I’ve always written about my life as a disabled person. And now I write about what it’s like to be a disabled mother. Back in 2010, I had just moved in with my boyfriend, and I wanted to write from the perspective of a youngish, funny, disabled person in a relationship and living in not the most accessible city in the world. I’m also living in a country I wasn’t born in. I moved to Scotland…

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Of Balloons & Birthdays

28th June 2017

‘Happy Birthday, baby!’ ‘Go to sleep, Mummy.’ ‘Aren’t you excited?’ ‘Sleeep, Mummy.’ Isla crawled into bed between us, then well, went back to sleep. ‘What time is it?’ ‘Five o’clock.’ ‘Well, shit.  G’night,’ I said. Two hours later.  Stickers and balloons in bed. ‘What, no penguins?’ Isla asked.  ‘C’mon, guys!’ Her favourite thing of the early morning was a helium balloon that we bought in Inverness (more on that shopping trip later.  Because it was indeed a trip.) Back to…

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Overheard In My Kitchen

29th May 2017

Isla:  Mum, you ran OVER my Bugles! (We have graduated from Mummy/Mumma to plain Mum when she’s pissed at me.) Me: I’m sorry, does that really um, grind your gears? Isla:  What? Me: Never mind. Sometime later… Isla:  I’m still hungry. Me:  I’ll fix you a plate.  You better eat what I give you.  (Ham, grapes that I thought were olives, and raspberries.) Me, again:  Isla, c’mere and get your deconstructed sandwich. Isla:  That’s not a sandwich. Me: Hence the…

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And So, To Start. Again.

4th January 2016

I’ve decided I’m still a writer.  I need to write more, but I’m still a writer. I have lots of notebooks.  Some are even full. I also have a husband whose nicknames don’t stick, and a daughter who has too many. I have CP and a sporty wheelchair which I love, even if my post-baby hips are too big for it these days. I don’t know where I’m from.  New York, by way of Dallas and the Highlands.  And Glasgow.…

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Is It Just Me?

20th February 2015

Imagine, if you will, a time when you wore something other than sweatpants.  You went to meetings, you had a ‘phone voice’, you had ‘Things To Do’ on  a list.  On your desk.  A desk that wasn’t in your house.  You may have even had a boss. A boss who had more than one tooth. And now, Fridays aren’t the same.  The closest thing you have to meetings is cake time with other mothers.  There is a lot of cake.…

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