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?

What will the sunny world look like when I venture out for the first time in my special visually impaired sunglasses. ?

The green man has gone! Yes, There is. no more green man when you want to cross the road. But fear not, he seems to have beem replaced by a...blue man???!!! Apart from that, the new sunglasses, which I was given by my local visually impaired team, were fantastic. Not only do they serve as … Continue reading What will the sunny world look like when I venture out for the first time in my special visually impaired sunglasses. ?

A Japanese-style toilet- could it be a game changer?

Everyone with MS knows that bladder problems can be the bane of your life . However, I recently read about how one MS sufferer has used a Japanese-style washer dryer toilet to help her maintain her independence. I never thought of that! What a great idea! Basically, you don't need anybody else to help you … Continue reading A Japanese-style toilet- could it be a game changer?

Why is it always such a palaver when you take the train?

Be prepared to be flabbergasted. You may want to have a mirror by you so that you can see exactly what 'flabbergasted' looks like. Because that is the expression that you will be wearing when you finish reading about my experience yesterday. You must book assistance a minimum 24-hour's before travel. As with nearly all wheelchair … Continue reading Why is it always such a palaver when you take the train?