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In early 2013 I received a grant to buy an Ipad. Since then my Ipad goes everywhere with me from bed to sofa to hospital waiting rooms as I document my adventures, real and imaginary, at these exciting locations.
Bats in the belfry
5 June 2014
Bats in the belfry Meaning: 1580s, "pertaining to bats" from bats, slang sense "nuts, crazy" is attested from 1903, from the expression (to have) bats in (ones) belfry, also meaning "not right in the head" (1901) This time last year we had a huge colony of bats in our attic. The 'bat man' from the wildlife trust said it was probably a nursery for baby bats for miles around and we should be honoured that they choose our attic as their summer...
I am not your inspiration, thank you very much.
14 June 2014
Stella young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair - a fact that she doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this talk Young breaks down societys habit of turning disabled people into 'inspiration porn. (Text from ted talk home page).
There is nothing I can add to this as the video says it all....except have a look see and be inspired to be uninspiring!