...is not straight forward! fortunately I tried with a company called InsureandGo. and they charge an additional premium, ask you a load of questions to see if you qualify. and if you do then they will insure you with an additional policy. I think the most important question was whether I had, in the last … Continue reading Getting travel insurance when you have a medical condition…
Fed up with extortionate black cab taxi fares in London? Me too! As a London resident, I get a taxi card which allows me to get a discount on two swipes per journey. This means that I pay £2.50 instead of £12.50 and I can do this twice in every journey, meaning that if the … Continue reading How to avoid extortionate fares when caught in a traffic jam in the black cab in London.
Part 1: Intensive care (ICU) So you may have noticed that I haven't written for quite a while. This is mainly due to the fact that I had pneumonia and I was hospitalised for a very long time. Well actually I spent over 2 months in a hospice for rehab but more about about that … Continue reading I had pneumonia! subtitle: slipping through the cracks?.
Very! This weekend, we went to the Greenwich comedy festival. The comedy Festival is held in a tent this gets very hot and on Saturday it was very hot indeed. But on the plus side, this was because it was a beautiful sunny day 🙂 good thing really, because the tent is on the grass in … Continue reading How hot will it be in the Greenwich comedy Festival tent?
I have found the solution! If you are a wheelchair user, you will probably know that it is impossible, or at least incredibly difficult, to use an umbrella. Manual wheelchair users need both hands to self-propel and power wheelchair users would struggle to hold an umbrella and operate a wheelchair without crashing! Or at least … Continue reading Have you ever gone out in your wheelchair in the rain and kept your top half dry thanks to your raincoat but ended up with soggy knees?
Normally I only go to places that I have previously visited and I know are accessible for my power wheelchair. However, seeing as the Kaleidoscope festival was at Alexandria Palace which is a top of quite a steep hill, there was no other option! I needn’t have worried 🙂 Fortunately, the organisers had done a … Continue reading Do I dare brave the Kaleidoscope festival in my power wheelchair?
ok so I get that not everybody that has bladder issues is in a wheelchair. but I also heavily doubt that I am the first wheelchair user that has used their service so why on earth do they not have an accessible toilet? and anyway I thought all medical clinics. were supposed to have disabled … Continue reading are you having a laugh ? a bladder management clinic with no accessible toilet?!!
I learned 4 new things when I travelled to the Underbelly comedy festival in London yesterday: Yay! The Underbelly comedy Festival is wheelchair accessible. Hurray! There is a large disabled toilet which seems to be fairly well-respected and not used as an erstwhile crackden or loveshack. The venue itself has a side entrance for step free access and … Continue reading Is the Underbelly comedy festival wheelchair accessible?
Oh yes, it is possible. I did all of this and ate some very random food! The staff that I contacted via email at the STF Abisko Mountain Station https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/facilities/stf-abisko-mountain-station/ in, Sweden, were super helpful and thanks to the help, it became possible. First of all, the lodge is wheelchair accessible. They have one wheelchair … Continue reading Husky dogsledding and seeing the Northern Lights when you are a wheelchair user? Not possible surely?
I went to the ‘Jazz Festival’ which is one of the ‘Fringe Festival’ events in Edinburgh. I love Edinburgh, my father’s side of the family are from Edinburgh so I have strong roots there and I spent a lot of time in the city as a youngster. I am pleased that the city makes considerable … Continue reading Wheelchairs and Jazz Festivals in Edinburgh?