Natwest & RBS launch first ever accessible credit card: sight loss

As a wheelchair user, I face access problems every day.  Because I am used to my situation, I work around it and find ways to do things a little differently.  Although I have many blind friends and fellow fashionistas, especially users of the Fashionability audioboo channel that I contribute to, I can’t fathom how they get around many things, because I’ve not had to live with sight loss. My friends astound me with their independence and the way they firmly embrace life.  For me, a shopping trip is not complete without my plastic friend in my purse, and even then […]

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Fashionability: Because fashion is for everyone

I know I’m back a little earlier than I anticipated but what can I say, I couldn’t keep away.  Hey, I’m a poet and I don’t know it.  Seriously though, two weeks has given me some time to rest and get better before the year starts to get busy again, which is just what I needed. I’m going to start the this year tying up a few loose ends from last.  There were so many things I wanted to tell you that the year was over before I had the chance to get it all out.  Some things I just […]

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Guest post: The Language of Fashion – Looking past disability by Emily Davison

Emily has written the most amazing article that really needs no introduction.  Nevertheless I am going to point you guys to a great article featuring Emily and her Guide Dog Unity that was in the Daily Mail yesterday.  What a great team they make!  And without further adieu…       “When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.” – “In My Dreams I Dance”, Autobiography by Anne Wafula Strike (p. 79)     Greetings Readers! I bid you all welcome to my introductory post here on the lovely Vicky’s aroundandupsidedown.co.uk! Today […]

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Guest post: Premature Births, Blindness and Autism by Astrid van Woerkom

Good morning lovelies!  As you will know by the sheer volume of posts about it, I am now in sunny Spain!  If any of you would like to keep up with our goings on in Tossa De Mar, please do feel free to add me on Instagram.  I will have access to WiFi and I will have my computer and phone – I know, typical blogger! My first guest post is from my lovely friend Astrid.  She has blogged her heart out for this guest post, to please do take the time to read and also visit her blog here. […]

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