Do I dare brave the Kaleidoscope festival in my power wheelchair?

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?

are you having a laugh ? a bladder management clinic with no accessible toilet?!!

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?!!

Is the Underbelly comedy festival wheelchair accessible?

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?

Husky dogsledding and seeing the Northern Lights when you are a wheelchair user?  Not possible surely?

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?

Wheelchairs and Jazz Festivals in Edinburgh?

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?

Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?

No more desperately holding on to the small handle above the door whilst your wheelchair slides around every time the driver takes a corner at speed, applies the brakes heavily or hurtles round a bend! No longer do you need to feel unvalued because whilst everybody else has to wear a seatbelt by law, wheelchairs … Continue reading Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?

How wheelchair accessible is Disneyland Paris?

In April 2014, I visited Disneyland Paris in a Power wheelchair. Disneyland Paris is totally accessible for all types of wheelchairs and there are a number of disabled toilets. You can get a special FastPass ticket which will allow you to often take a different entry path to a number of the rides so you … Continue reading How wheelchair accessible is Disneyland Paris?

Valencia, the home of paella in Spain is incredibly wheelchair accessible

I visited Valencia in Spain and I was really impressed by how wheelchair friendly it was! I expected the new buildings to have wheelchair access but I was really impressed to find that the pedestrianized walkway along the seafront had many restaurants that were not just wheelchair accessible but also had a disabled toilet on … Continue reading Valencia, the home of paella in Spain is incredibly wheelchair accessible