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 … Continue reading What is the ‘right’ body type? aka “Disabled people are hot too……!”

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 … Continue reading Ten good things about being a wheelchair user. Or, thinking positive for a change…..😊

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 … Continue reading Can love with a disabled person last? A Valentine Day’s musing………

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 … Continue reading A wheelchair user’s cruise diary……….! AKA “I blame that Jane McDonald!”

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 … Continue reading My life with chronic pain – A New Year’s reflection…….

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 … Continue reading Caught on camera? “Do I have to be a virtual recluse to be considered disabled ‘enough’?”

On the up again – a counselling journey……..

“So how are things going since we last spoke?” This is becoming a very familiar question these days and this is how my lovely new counsellor begins each session as to … Continue reading On the up again – a counselling journey……..

Where have I been? My personal battle with mental health.

Where have I been? Why have I not written anything in ages?  In truth, I really don’t know. The last few weeks and months, I have been in one hell … Continue reading Where have I been? My personal battle with mental health.

Playing odd man out? Not today! – reminiscences of an accessible holiday…..

  As the time of writing this morning, I’m intending on spending the day catching up with my recorded programmes on the TV. Why am I sat here in front … Continue reading Playing odd man out? Not today! – reminiscences of an accessible holiday…..

“Me and my wheelchair” – an essential yet ‘interesting’ relationship……

“It’s like I’ve lost my right arm” said a good friend of mine after disaster struck and his wheelchair broke down in the middle of our holiday in Cyprus. I … Continue reading “Me and my wheelchair” – an essential yet ‘interesting’ relationship……

So where did I go? – the world through the ‘brain fog’……

I feel like I’ve just woken up from a coma this morning; it’s now precisely 13.09 and I’ve just managed to open my eyes. With my bleary, first thing in the … Continue reading So where did I go? – the world through the ‘brain fog’……