Musings, Wheelchair life

I’m Not Special – Language is Crucial

On the last day of accessible advent (I know that feels like forever ago!) I posted a comment that seemed to spark discussion. Door 24 - Language is crucial. Terms like ‘wheelchair bound’ and ‘special needs’ give a negative and incorrect message.So I decided to write about it a little more, and get the views… Continue reading I’m Not Special – Language is Crucial

Musings

My Year in Books – 2020 (part 2)

Its been well over a year since I wrote one of my usual reviews, the type this blog was established for. The day to day life of a person on wheels. This past year my ramblings have turned into the day to day life of a frustrated shielder, plodding along. It was that or take… Continue reading My Year in Books – 2020 (part 2)

lifestyle, Musings

If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #9

If we were having coffee it would again be virtually. How’s lockdown 3.0 going for all those in the UK? Not much different for me so far, as I’ve been shielding since March 2020. If we were having coffee I’d ask if you can believe it’s 2021?! I don’t know how that happened. I thought… Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #9

lifestyle, Wheelchair life

Accessible Advent

When I saw that @GinnyAndT was starting #AccessibleAdvent on social media I had to get involved. Every day of December I added my bit to #AccessibleAdvent by posting one thing that would make my life more accessible as a wheelchair user. For those of you that don’t have, or don’t follow me on social media,… Continue reading Accessible Advent

lifestyle, Musings

Finding the Little Joys

A few weeks ago I read a post by blogging pal Amelia at You Can Always Start Now. She was enjoying the rare treat of sitting in a cafe drinking coffee. She was ‘Grabbing my wins as I can get them’. Luxuries and treats are considered different to a year ago. Back in the good… Continue reading Finding the Little Joys

Holidays, lifestyle

Failing at Feeling Festive

It’s December, the first week of it has flown by and it feels weird. I don’t feel festive at all. I think, because I last saw the real, living world back in March, I’m a bit frozen in time. Trapped in some kind of time warp without Richard O’Brien singing along. The seasons have changed… Continue reading Failing at Feeling Festive

Musings

A List of Things I Weirdly Miss

I shared a post on social media last week that I’d written two years ago, when I’d been enraged at the inequality of booking concert tickets as a wheelchair user, which spurred a rant called Booking Accessible Tickets – Mission (almost) Impossible. Rereading this post got me thinking. I actually miss this stuff. I don’t… Continue reading A List of Things I Weirdly Miss

Musings

9 Winter Warmers For Dealing With The Cold

The older I get, the less a fan of winter I become. It’s 4.30pm right now, and it’s dark outside. I feel like hibernating, I mostly do (Edit: Even more so now we are on lockdown 2.0 of a pandemic that's been happening for going on a year now). I have no intention of leaving… Continue reading 9 Winter Warmers For Dealing With The Cold

Musings

If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #8

If we were having coffee I’d say it’s not been long has it. When in fact in real life it feels like forever. These coffee chats could become a thing. I’m seeing less people, so pretending you’re here is good. I’m doing less things, so this format is great for rambling. If we were having… Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #8