Tommy’s #misCOURAGE campaign


I am not feeling courageous today, not one bit.  Just one week ago I was sharing a cup of decaff with my Dad and telling him the news that he was to be a Grandad again.  Today I am back in hospital to view my now empty womb on the ultrasound  screen.  I have been here before in very different circumstances, the explanation of which would mean giving up a huge part of me, a part of me I am not ready to speak about publically yet. Rewind one week and you would have found myself and my husband ecstatically […]

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Enhance the UK & Scope Exhibition: Normalising Disability


In between days in bed, I’ve had the opportunity to go to some great places and catch up with some amazing friends.  Last Wednesday I went to an exhibition at the Gherkin in the heart of London.  On show, both in photo form and in person, were some breathtaking individuals who all have disabilities of one form or another.  In between the wine, chatter and nibbles were some very important messages from Enhance the UK and Scope, two top UK charities whose main aim is to normalise disability through education and information, for those with disabilities and those without. The […]

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Where am I?


So, many of you have noticed I’ve been rather elusive of late and have, rightfully so, wondered where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing in short, where am I? The short answer: mostly in my bed, sleeping Check out my sexy fluffy hair The long answer: I’ve been around in the virtual world, on social media, and occasionally even out of my bed and my PJ’s and out in the ‘real world’…the one with sunlight and stuff, and having a stab at being present and accounted for. Despite this being, by my own admission ‘the long answer’, I’d like […]

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Becoming a wheelchair user


For some people wheelchair use is a lifelong thing, but for others there comes a point where everything changes.  Whether it’s some sort of paralysis or a degenerative condition, many of us reach a point where the choices are to sit on the sofa/stay in bed all day, or use a wheelchair and get out and experience life as a wheelchair user.  When I reached the point where I simply could not get out of my home any more, I cried and then purchased a wheelchair from a healthcare organisation.  After the grief came the big realisation, the ‘where have […]

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OOTD pinup girl plus size citrus splendour

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Todays OOTD is a little slice of heaven in what’s been a pretty wet August so far.  This fresh and fabulous dress pretty much speaks for itself, so without any further ado: The skirt is beautifully full, I didn’t even need a petticoat underneath for a stunningly fanned skirt which completely covered the chair I was sitting on.  Even though we had sun when I took this pic, I still took precautions with a cute brolly.  Really, I just love accessories.  The accessories I wore with this dress really are good enough to eat.  My hair is part home grown, […]

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OOTD houndstooth check plus size glam

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OOTD may be stretching it a little as this dress has been a part of so many go to looks in this last month.  If you follow be on social media you are probably sick of seeing this dress I have worn it some much, but that’s because I love it so much!!  Here’s the look: Yes I am giving you bedroom eyes, they are my weapon in the style wars.  J seriously thought his luck was in here despite the fact that the hotel we were staying at put us in a twin room (rant on that one coming […]

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Summer fashion tips for wheelchair users


Summer’s here and the time is right…for wearing cute summer trends! There are things to consider when dressing as a wheelchair user.  Your outfit needs to be comfortable, wearable and cover the bits you want it to.  This is totally doable when shopping the high street trends, if you know what you’re looking for.  Here are my top tips to fabulise yourself while making the most of the gorgeous weather. Who wears short shorts? You do!  Sitting down, you are in the best position to show off your shapely pins.  A pair of stunning tailored shorts are made for the […]

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