Tanvir Naomi BushUncategorized 2 Comments

What is it with people? The next person who puts on a baby voice and asks me if I am ‘excited about getting my doggie-woggie’ I shall bite on the nose. Savagely. I presume you don’t get this kind of patronisation when you first get a wheel chair ‘Ohhh you must be sooo excited about getting your wheelie-beelie.’ In case you may still be confused about why taking on a guide dog is emotionally more complex then just ‘getting a […]

Hardly Sex for the Superconcious

Tanvir Naomi BushUncategorized 7 Comments

  My good buddy sends me a link to an article by the BBC entitled ‘Dirty Talk for Blind People’. In the hope this may be a new government benefit cobbled onto my income support, I read it eagerly. It is however a discussion about what kinds of erotica and pornography are available for people with disabilities….. ’discerning’ people with disabilities that is (this being a BBC article) …and it turns out not a lot. ‘Society’s reluctance to accept disabled […]

Attaining Grace

Tanvir Naomi BushGuide Dogs 14 Comments

‘How many times have you been shat on by a bird?’ My friend M is gingerly swiping the top of his head with his hand. Its only water dripping from the overhead pub awning but still he looks across at me, his eyes darkening. ‘Well, how many?’ He is insistent and I note his fist is clenched. Startled I shake my head. ‘Errr …nefariously onceI think. Splashed in passing. ‘ ‘Yes yes,’ M leans forward. ‘That’s the usual response.’ His […]

Out of Stock.

Tanvir Naomi BushUncategorized 10 Comments

I started off today with a skip to my step Tonight I cook paella for some friends. I love the stuff and as I I was given a paella pan for my birthday am keen to experiment The shopping list is long and I have already failed with the prawns and am having to improvise with frozen seafood cocktail. I came early to this huge supermarket to avoid the crowds but my sight is blurry and I am can’t find […]

Blackbird in Blue

Tanvir Naomi BushZambia 6 Comments

I am watching a juvenile blackbird. She is incredibly excited having recently discovered the concept of flying and launches herself at everything with huge enthusiasm but seems to have still a bit of a problem with depth perception. She doesn’t care though. She’s just kind of..well …‘plummeted’ from the roof, smacking into the top of the fence and whammed down onto the grass popping back up, yellow beak high, with a Russian gymnast’s flourish Ta daaa! . It’s bloody glorious! […]