Gluten Free Kari Ayam and Chickpea Pasta

Low FODMAP Serves 6 Gluten Free pasta is not always… ahem… the best pasta. In fact, it’s a struggle to get my wife to even contemplate eating it despite the fact normal pasta hurts her stomach and gives her eczema. As my reaction to gluten is far more severe and I really don’t have a…

Brief Encounter [1945]

Brief Encounter is a story about love being inescapable, about two people brought together by fate. You can call it ‘circumstance’ or ‘coincidence’, if you’re not a hopelessly old-fashioned romantic like me… But what’s the fun in making a film about it? Filmed during the war, this love story comes from a time when falling…

What is the Low FODMAP diet?

If you’ve already read my post explaining my disabilities or seen my anti-nausea video you’ll know that food and I haven’t always had the best relationship. I love food and food… attacks my body. So I went on a little journey to work out what I can and can’t eat and which foods my body will…

Disabled Style & Fashion

Nine years ago I was part of a BBCThree show called Britain’s Missing Top Model: a not-that-slight rip off of the modelling challenge America’s Next Top Model but with disabled women as the supposed ‘missing’ ingredient. There were eight of us with disabilities ranging from paraplegia, deafness, limb amputation and… my ‘neurological disorder mixed with…

Classical Film Review: Gone With The Wind [1939]

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is one of the bestselling books of all time, with at least 28 million copies having been published in nearly every language. Its immortality was however secured by David O. Selznick’s 1939 film adaptation- winner of 11 Academy Awards, including the first for a black actor,…

Brighton Disability Pride

Living in Brighton is wonderful for many reasons but largely because it affords my wife and I a feeling of complete security and freedom to openly live our lovely little gay life together. When we walk down the street holding hands, when we kiss, when we chat to our neighbours it never crosses our minds…