The Annoying Thing About Being A Dwarf #455

Ok, there are many things that are annoying about being a dwarf. The stares and comments and downright rudeness. That item you need in the shop is guaranteed to be on the top blooming shelf. For me though, one of more annoying things about my smallness, is the incompatibility of long sleeves (usually already rolled […]

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What Is Dwarfism To Me?

It’s dwarfism awareness month this October. I love the idea of helping your average person known a bit about what it is like living life from a physically different viewpoint. But, I wonder, what does dwarfism mean to us? The people with the conditions, the syndromes? How do we view our own lives? The day-to-day […]

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I’ll Go And Get Midget Legs

Walking in the park with my dear child I passed a couple of women. They clocked me out of the corner of their eyes, smirked at each other, then as we were walking past – one said to the other… “I’ll go and get midget legs”, referring to one of their own kids all the […]

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That Must Come In Handy – Wink Wink

… I froze. Me: “Sorry, what did you say…” very cooliy, with one eyebrow raised in the “you really didn’t just say what I think you said did you?” manner. Fella: “erm, oh, erm… for reaching lower shelves…” Me: “… if you’ll excuse me…” Well, that was a first. I heard of other little ladies […]

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Please Blow Away You Gales

So the upper part of the great British Isles have been battered by rain and gales over the last few days and don’t I know about it!  Regular readers of HLL will know of my intense, intense hatred of high winds/gales. This weekend’s blustery times left me literally housebound and unable to go about my […]

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I Need The Paediatric Version Of That

I love the NHS, to the bottom of my heart and am incredibly worried by the current legislation and what seems the march of privatisation into our health system.  I feel proud to have been looked after and continue to be so by some of the most caring, knowledgeable people to grace this planet. Yes, […]

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Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves

I’m afraid the majority of this series has passed me by as I’ve had other things to deal with over the last few weeks, but I managed to catch the first episode of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves, which was apparently made by the same people who made My Gypsy Wedding. For some reason this didn’t […]

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