Tag Archives: disabled

How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Sectarian sanitation (Rousse)

I was in big trouble for using the disabled toilet – because I was able-bodied, white, and Protestant.

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A shaman, a shopping trolley, and sisters’ satin dresses (Rousse)

The camp site shaman forced everyone to hand over their belongings on arrival. We were meant to do the same. Somehow, however, I had managed to find a way of acquiring the goods of others. I took a blue tartan … Continue reading

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Books, visitors, and plans for Christmas 2016 at the newly acquired guest house (Rousse)

The guest house was now in the hands of MB. This meant that there was a completely different library of old books from which to retrieve your reading material. I soon worked my way through modern literary fiction, but then … Continue reading

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Chatting up men on the train (Rousse)

I struck up a conversation with a disabled man on the train under the eagle eye of my sister J. Suddenly she was the expert on social inclusion and declared my cheery banter completely inappropriate.

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Tiny disabled Chinese criminal forced to live in a pocket (Rousse)

OC’s new charge was a tiny disabled Chinese ex-con with a miniscule human head and the plastic body of an Action Mall doll. He’d given up his life of crime after his gang leaders found he was more of a … Continue reading

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Shoes, socks and underwear in Swindon (Rousse)

In a strappy black vest top and black trousers, I probably wasn’t suitably dressed for a memorial service – even if I had the approval of AH who peered lustily down my cleavage. My main concern was the fashion faux … Continue reading

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