Well, what a way to end the month of May! Every year, as an avid reader, I try to go to the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, South Wales to soak up some of the […]
Category: Chronic pain
What is the ‘right’ body type? aka “Disabled people are hot too……!”
Last month, Facebook blocked a photo of a disabled person. The photo was one of the young woman Vicky Balch who was injured in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in 2015 and showed her posing […]
Ten good things about being a wheelchair user. Or, thinking positive for a change…..😊
Today, in the scheme of things, has been a good day. My pain levels are not too bad, I’m warm and cosy, listening to the rain outside and my mind is keen to get […]
Can love with a disabled person last? A Valentine Day’s musing………
In America last year, the famous talk show host Dr Phil uttered the (now infamous) statement that in a relationship where one of the couple is disabled, they “can be his lover or you can […]
To retreat or not retreat? – a review of our accessible meditation weekend….
Two weeks ago, my darling P and I decided that we needed some time together with no appointments, no visitors, no home improvements and no interruptions; thankfully that all coincided with a prebooked weekend away […]
What is love…….??? – a Valentine’s tribute to my carer husband.
It’s an interesting question isn’t it? – “What is love….?” So ‘Hey ho it’s Valentine’s Day‘ again and the world (ie social media) is full of hearts, flowers, chocolates and people wishing their special one […]
A wheelchair user’s cruise diary……….! AKA “I blame that Jane McDonald!”
Well, it’s been a very interesting break from blogging this month; we had Christmas and New Year of course but I’ve also tried something I’ve never done before… It all started with a random […]
My life with chronic pain – A New Year’s reflection…….
New Years Eve 2018 What a year eh? This time last year we were resting our very weary heads in the new ‘forever’ home, after an 18 month search for the perfect bungalow. Last year I […]
I’m not ‘Mrs Do it All’ – a Christmas tale of self realisation…..
With Christmas coming ever more quickly over the horizon, I am trying along with the whole world seemingly to ‘get ready’ for the Big Day. As a disabled person, this is a bit more tricky […]
Caught on camera? “Do I have to be a virtual recluse to be considered disabled ‘enough’?”
Smile! You’ve been caught on camera…… 😖 3 days ago, there was a report in the news and in all the tabloids about a 50 year old woman who claimed to be ‘profoundly disabled‘ but […]