Those of you who follow my blog will know of the issues I had over the summer with my electric wheelchair. At the time of writing my last blog, I was awaiting new batteries having only just had another fault resolved. The drama continued to unfold as a new set of batteries were sent andContinue reading Wheelchair Woes… finally resolved
If you have read my last blog, you’ll be aware of my current wheelchair issues and the frustration it’s causing. At the time of writing my last blog, I stupidly thought I was nearing the end of my issues. Little did I know there was further drama in store. Frustrated by being told I’d haveContinue reading Wheelchair Woes . . . Sadly Continued
You see me waiting at the bus stop and I try to search your face for a clue as to which camp you fit into. You see, you fit into two camps and sometimes I can’t tell until you pull up and open the doors. All the time, I’m filled with dread and anxiousness, wonderingContinue reading Open Letter to All Bus Drivers – from a Wheelchair User Passenger
Last week’s blog talked about the challenges I’ve faced getting my little boy from A to B as a disabled mum. With some creative thinking, we’ve managed to get out and about locally, visiting friends and family. However, going any further has presented bigger challenges which aren’t so easily resolved. Since the age of 13,Continue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: A to B and beyond
My latest book, “A disability Etiquette Guide” is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while now and last week, I was reminded why it’s so important for me to write it. I was on my way to Nottingham, to the Charity CP Sport, of which I am a proud trustee. I asked forContinue reading Disability Etiquette equals good manners & common sense
Whilst browsing through my twitter account yesterday, I became aware of a new scheme which Transport for London are trialling, which encourages passengers to give up their seat for someone who needs it more, particularly disabled passengers. Participating passengers will have a card and wear a badge, saying “Please offer me a seat.” AsContinue reading Please offer me a seat – improving travel for disabled people?
As a disabled person, I consider myself to be fairly lucky. Yes, I face physical challenges on a daily basis but they haven’t stopped me from living a fulfilling life, getting a good education, raising my own family or running my own training business. I was fortunate enough to be born at a time when people’sContinue reading A little bit of knowledge . . .
Well, the silly season, as my Dad calls it, is over for another year and although I love Christmas, I can’t say that I’m sorry to see the end of the chaos which always descends upon the high street. Retailers always seem to neglect the needs of disabled customers by cramming in as much asContinue reading The Silly Season