Category Archives: LGF rambles

Dr Temple Grandin Changed My Life

Many, many years ago I watched a strange documentary about an awkward woman who understood animals, and who noticed that a proportion of them relaxed when in a ‘crush’ (a machine designed to hold them still, with gentle pressure). She … Continue reading

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DECLARATION. A play at The Lowry, Salford, June 2016

LGF TURNS THEATRE CRITIC   (darling) Performed in the round in The Lowry’s studio space, so capacity was not much more than 100, which makes it incredibly intimate. And then Sarah arrives onstage, which significantly ups the ante. It was … Continue reading

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Hello 2015

New year, same old problems.   The cuts to mental health funding are getting worse and it doesn’t help that there’s more of us year on year (I was here first etc etc). For anyone reading this in Greater Manchester … Continue reading

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UPDATE – latest on Manchester Adult ADHD Clinic

Further to the update below. The Manchester adult ADHD clinic is not accepting new referrals, except emergencies and transitions from CAMHS. I have seen a letter stating that they have so many patients that they can’t treat any more, hence … Continue reading

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Life Tip – Especially Good For Parents

I stole this from a book about chimps – I hope they don’t mind.   Your child runs out of school with their very first painting. It is terrible. They run up to you brandishing the painting. You say ‘what … Continue reading

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Been Resting

Last week I gave a talk at a disabilities conference. People from all walks (wheelchairs) of life were there, some with high degrees of disability, which is both humbling and inspirational. Being someone with an invisible disability you frequently feel … Continue reading

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News! Real Stuff!!

Driving in the UK with ADHD You can be prosecuted for driving with ADHD in the UK…..IF it affects your driving! If it doesn’t then you no longer have to declare it DVLA ADHD link If you’re not sure ask … Continue reading

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Dull, Dull, Dull

Latest news! *looks at blank piece of paper* I just can’t get excited by the low level tosh doing the rounds in ADHD world. The site hasn’t had an update for ages – not dead,  just underwhelmed. There have been … Continue reading

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Illusions – Book Review

Not something that happens every day on here – a book review. Of a book with no obvious connection to ADHD that was written in the 1970s. Why? Because it carries a great message. It’s all about a pilot selling … Continue reading

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2013 – Good or Bad?

Good! Thanks for dropping in – same time, same place next year.       More? Oh go on then. Elvanse It’s a medication that’s been around for a while in the USA where it goes under the brand name … Continue reading

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