I Go Driving in My Car: Personal Independence – getting out and about with an adapted vehicle #disability

I write an awful lot about getting around, and the problems with getting around, especially when it comes to public transport.  Pavements are craggy and my wheelchair is on it’s last legs (pun intended), so getting out of the house can pose a problem.  It would be so easy to just stay indoors, especially with the horrid weather we’ve had of late (seriously, where is summer?) The thing is though, I don’t want to stay in.  I want to get out and feel the wind in my hair.  I want to participate in life, and live it to the full. […]

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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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