introduction, lifestyle, Wheelchair life

7 Things SMA Has Given Me

Today marks five years since I published my first blog post. It feels like only yesterday, and also feels like I’ve never not blogged. What did I do with my time before? What did I procrastinate from? Because as much as I do enjoy writing, I’m even better at finding other things to do while… Continue reading 7 Things SMA Has Given Me

if we were having coffee, Musings, Wheelchair life

If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #11

If we were having coffee I would turn up in my mask. Because although they’ll become optional from tomorrow, it’s an easy thing to do isn’t it, wear a mask (those actually exempt for health reasons excluded). Ditching the masks isn’t the only event tomorrow. So called ‘Freedom Day’ is happening and it doesn’t feel… Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee – Life Musing #11

lifestyle, Musings, Wheelchair life

It’s All The Same Really

It’s been an eventful few days I tell you. I crossed to the other side of my front door 7 days in 10. Most of those I got further than my garden, some of them I even left my town, and one of them I went inside a restaurant. But we will get to that… Continue reading It’s All The Same Really

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

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, Wheelchair life

Solitude, Stress and Sanity – World Mental Health Day

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. People have their different struggles. I’m pretty rubbish at running. De-stressing, unwinding, and letting off steam isn’t always as spontaneous or easy to achieve when you rely on the assistance of others to do stuff. I’m not sure that in the midst of… Continue reading Solitude, Stress and Sanity – World Mental Health Day

Musings, Wheelchair life

12 Ways To Keep Cool As A Wheelchair User

Wheelchair users can be cool dudes, but that’s not what this post is about. I’m probably not the best to give advice for that as I sit here doing crochet and drinking a brew from my china cup. It’s got hot again. A bit like this time last summer. It tends to happen during the… Continue reading 12 Ways To Keep Cool As A Wheelchair User

Musings, Wheelchair life

I Went To A Graveyard So I Could Live

Sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it? Well it’s much more true than I’d ever like to wish. The rebel that I am not, I went for a walk the day before shielding was paused. Yep shielding has paused, on the week that cases start to rise here in England UK. But we won’t go into… Continue reading I Went To A Graveyard So I Could Live

Accessible Toilets, Musings, Restaurants and Cafes, Shopping, Wheelchair life

Disabled Access Day – Isn’t Just A Day

Inadequate access. Good access. Crazy access. Access. It’s basically why I blog, why I started writing and ranting to you almost four years ago. I wanted to raise awareness of what access is, how it can improve and the places that get it spot on. Because it’s a part of my life. Access isn’t just… Continue reading Disabled Access Day – Isn’t Just A Day

Musings, Wheelchair life

12 Steps to Becoming a Confident Wheelchair User (pun intended)

I recently got a new wheelchair, well I got it almost a year ago, but things take time to get used to. You may have heard my moans. It wasn’t until I got my new wheels, a chair totally different than any I’ve had before, that I really considered the impact my wheelchair has on… Continue reading 12 Steps to Becoming a Confident Wheelchair User (pun intended)