"Hello? Is it me you're looking for............." Damn, wrong song! (sorry Lionel Ritchie but I like you too....!) "Hello from the other side"........ This actually describes my feelings and frustrations this morning as I attempt the impossible; booking accessible seats to a stadium tour of a huge, big named artist, nothing simpler I hear you… Continue reading Adele tickets please, pretty please, omg any flipping thing but PLEASE …….!!
"Ok, where's the list of things we need to sort out this week?"says P. Now anyone who knows P, knows that there's a list for everything and everything has a list...!! So, we decided that this weeks list needed to be: 1. look for and test drive a Motability car 2. sort out my outfit… Continue reading Woo hoo, a good(ish) week at last….!!
"Will you give a speech at the National Osteoporosis Society Christmas Concert?" said the lovely Josh on the phone..... Between barely hidden screeches of amazement and glee, I put on my best 'phone voice' and said "of course, I'd love to"! After a couple of minutes discussing arrangements and requirements, I sat down and told… Continue reading The Personal Shopper…..
Do you know what, I never realised before this 'new life' of disability arrived, how logistically difficult it would be? (I really was completely naive about this, doh!!) I dealt with two years of horrendous pain, constant poking, prodding, scans, X-rays, injections, pills, patches and when this all faded away to a diagnosis of spending… Continue reading Yey, another exciting day of form filling……!!
Words, words, words ........ As anybody who knows me, they know that I love words. I love to read them, I love to sing them and I love, love, love to talk, so much that I could literally talk 'for Wales' at any given opportunity. It was my job to speak, to pronounce, to repeat… Continue reading Time to look forward now I think…….?
So, what happened was........ Two years ago, whilst teaching a class, I felt an enormous pain in my back/hip area. I managed somehow to finish the lesson, clutching at tables, trying not to cry in front of a room full of 15 year old pupils etc (wasn't my finest lesson ever 😥) and stumbled home.… Continue reading Ok, some actual details……
"For thousands with a disability it has become a part of everyday life to be anxious, desperate and scared. That isn't their illness or disability inflicting that on them but the people in power who should be helping them". (Guardian 6th Oct 2016) Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, (or so it… Continue reading Its not been the best of days…..