“One of our friends recently described me as a ‘cultural disruptor’”
Author: Billy Mann
I'm originally from Liverpool and worked as a national magazine journalist for more than 30 years before suffering a stroke at age 53. I started blogging as part of a neuro-rehabilitation programme and wrote the very first entries with one finger of my disabled left hand. Later, art became another therapy for me at Headway East London's Submit To Love studios. I blog regularly and volunteer as a teaching assistant, coaching schoolchildren in aspects of journalism.
Diary: January 2023. Uncut
"One of the contestants on Pointless said their name was Alexa..."
Diary: December 2022. Uncut
"When she's pleased, Lily's body language is entirely different..."
Diary: November 2022 . Uncut
“Vera’s pet terrapin Ben is recovering nicely. “
Diary: October 2022. Uncut
“She was horrified by what she saw next...”
Diary: September 2022. Uncut
“Lost .2kg in one day. Or so say the scales in the gym.”
Diary: August 2022. Uncut
“The Earth just recorded its shortest day since atomic clocks began.”
Diary: July 2022. Uncut
“My wife was struggling to find the words ‘magic wand’ and instead came up with ‘abracadabra stick’.”
Diary: June 2022. Uncut
“The Platinum Jubilee flypast for the Queen was impressive but slightly muted.”
Diary: May 2022. Uncut
“Twice on one bus journey the driver ejected people whose payment method failed.”