“Are you sure..?”

The other day I went to the shop in between my lunch. I had to do a quick turn around get some cash and get back to the office. I really fancied a bottle of coke. It was on a shelf I couldn’t quite reach (As you know I’m not one to shy away from […]

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Good to see you again! | #whatmakesme

Every now and then when I go to a new place or city, I will be welcomed with that knowing look. Many people say “ah welcome back!” or “Good to see you again!”. It will baffle me and I will think, “where do they know me from?”. But after years of this I realise that […]

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Why I’ve stopped filling in the silence

gem to the side smiling with bag on the back

I’ve said it before, I love small talk. But sometimes I can go too far. When I meet people I give it 100%, whoever it is from someone who’s opening a door for me or a person at the till. I will try to make them laugh, come out with sarcastic jokes and get to […]

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Happy Birthday Dad

To be read in the tune of “when I’m 64” Dads getting older loosing his hair Don’t tell him there’ll be a row Let’s pretend he’s muscly and still looks young Birthday greetings hope you have fun Last week he was out till 11 o clock Then clung to the fridge Can’t drink like you […]

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“Mum, shall a tell ’em am disabled?” | Disability and Employment

Gem in final year at school

Recently I wrote a blog about jobs and careers for the Brittle Bone Society which you can read here. In a nut shell it’s me talking about the fact that I didn’t really see myself having a job, not because I couldn’t do it – but that the world wasn’t set up for me to. […]

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Warm Weather Favourites | July 2018

Warm weather – something we long to have in the winter. We finally get it and after a few days we internally secretly are a bit hot and bothered aren’t we? I know I’ve moaned every day for the last three weeks but I do love it more than cold weather. Thing is with hot […]

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To lean or not to lean? | Disability and Socialising

Gem with Drink in hand

I’m going to put this post out there, just so you can ponder this question yourself. There is no right answer but I know I have mine. Picture the scene – you see me at a networking event, I raise my chair but I’m still lower than everyone there. We say hello but you can’t […]

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Vlog: Demi Lovato in Manchester!

This week I’ve posted my first ever vlog, it’s a long one so get a brew – sit back and relax. If you’re a fan of Demi Lovato you’ll love this. If not, just watch the first bit and see me and Charben tackle travelling to Manchester! To watch the vlog – click on the […]

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Starting a blog – What’s stopping you? | Introducing Inkbike.com

Recently I did an interview with the newly launched Inkbike – a fab new website founded by Kaeyo Mayne which talks about building projects and businesses from the very start. What a brilliant idea! I feel like we’ve all got skills and things to offer to the world, but it’s scary to put yourself out […]

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Like music t’ mi ears | A Review of Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones

image of gem with headphones and looking at phone

When you test a new pair of headphones, speakers or any sound device what song do you pick? I choose anything that is by Queen. Ah the harmonies. Now – warning I’m going to be upfront and admit I was very kindly sent Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones from Sennheiser to review so massive thanks […]

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