I forgot to take a picture of the original fork, so you’ll just have to trust me that is was a perfectly straight, normal fork before Uri Geller got his hands on it – if you’re my age you’ll know who I’m talking about.

To be completely honest, it wasn’t Uri, it was an OT who produced this fork. And she didn’t do it just to show that she could, she did it as a demonstration of how everyday utensils can easily be adapted to suit different needs. And it doesn’t need to cost the earth.

On Monday, Pádraig will be trying out a slightly more sophisticated piece of equipment, and I can’t wait to see whether it will work for him. Each time I went to those fairs where they show off those electric wheelchairs that allow you to stand up and move while you are standing, there was a question about his height. Like the Lokomat or the Geo, they are not made for people who are taller than 2m. In the meantime, we’ve found out that both the Lokomat and the Geo do work. Hoping that on Monday we’ll discover the same for one of these wheelchairs or  wheel-stands.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if it did?