Low level play day: crafts and food play for exhausted and poorly parents – Easter Chicks and Home Made Sweets

Regular readers will be well aware of my seemingly near constant poorlyness.  For me, it’s all part of my plethora of interwoven conditions, several of which are auto immune.  This means I am constantly tired, hurting and incapacitated on some degree.  I’ve been particularly poorly of late after a nasty fall a few weeks ago so I have had to prioritise, delegate, pace, and make the most of the times I’m feeling ‘better’ (in chronic illness the word ‘better’ is a relative term, as you’re never really better). But time waits for no man, woman, or Mum – and as […]

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What’s in my bag? – Trip to London ‘where is my Oystercard’?

I’ve been running back and forth from London quite a bit lately, and I would just be lost without certain planning and travel essentials.  This leads me to a travel edition of ‘what’s in my bag’? Before I even loaded my bag – I needed to plan.  What would I need, and how could I make getting from here to there as easy as possible? My gorgeous pink leather organiser purse from Julie Slater and Son is just perfect for travel.  It has plenty of pockets for cards and tickets, notes and change for the bus.  I don’t leave home […]

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A wheelchair users guide to public transport: getting around above and underground – disability issues

My recent series of trips to London were a first for me in more ways than one.  I actually bit the bullet and used public transport for the first time in a long time. Certainly the first time since being a wheelchair user.  My findings were absolutely astounding and really genuinely surprised me.  I’d like to share with you the major ways of getting from one place to another as a wheelchair user, and the pros and cons. Car My preferred method of transport, so I thought I’d tackle this first.  I am very lucky not only to be able […]

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My Dream Home: A wheelchair Accessible Paradise #disabilitymatters

And…my search for the most luxurious wheelchair accessible hotel room in the country I love my little 3 bed semi – I really do.  It’s my home and I can’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else.  I have certain adaptations in my home that make getting around easier, such as a stair lift.  All children that visit out home think it’s amazing and want a ride, but it’s the same with my wheelchair.  I think it’s the novelty.  For me, it’s a necessity.  Our wet room is very…functional! It helps me to be able to shower, which is great, but […]

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