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About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.

North Star

You can hear me reading this here. — Keep your star in the north, remember love. You can only be you but remember others. Open your arms and let them be filled and emptied and filled again by the tide, … Continue reading

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History books

An audio version of this post is available here. Oh oh oh! I’m on Amazon with my finger poised over the big yellow “Buy” button, when it strikes me. The full history of me stands up and checks me, like … Continue reading

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Allotmenting

Sitting on the water tank drumming my heels on it like a slow heart beat, looking at this, I caught myself and realised that I was perfectly, perfectly happy. Three brown butterflies were engaged in a terrible war above me. … Continue reading

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Killer.

An audio version of this post is available here. Hello little sitter Bitter little biter Shitter, fighter. Hello little shedder Claw score shredder 6lbs of gangsta, Shoulder rolling. Hello mister misses Kitchen twitcher Witch’s kvetcher, Calling. Hello breakable Tender, mannerly … Continue reading

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Welcome to your new superpower.

Dear women, Contrary to what you’ve been brought up to believe, your goodness, your worth, and in particular your sexiness, your attractiveness are YOUR properties, not a property of the person observing them. Their act of observation does not create … Continue reading

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Swapping out a set of tuning pegs for a set of machine heads, on a uke.

So you picked up a bargainaceous uke on eBay, only to discover when you get it home that it has tuning pegs rather than cogged machine heads. You try to tune it. After half an hour of the friction of … Continue reading

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Naked selfies!! And online security as a feminist issue.

An audio version of this post is available here. When you mention naked selfies, a lot of women (I haven’t canvassed men) aren’t comfortable with the idea and would prefer to do the whole “being naked” thing in person. Because … Continue reading

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