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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
On Saturday 28 April, I went with my cousin’s family to see the Bluebells in the woods at Ashridge Estate. They really were amazing, there must be something in the soil that makes them clustered together in such a way because sometimes it was like a field. My cousin's husband spent a short time in … Continue reading Will the bluebell woods be 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
Visiting the Rwandan Mountain gorillas in my wheelchair! I saw 2 things in Rwanda that I never dreamt I would see-one of course was the mountain gorillas but the second was cyclists that held onto the back of lorries to help pull them and their load up the hills! Yes, those 4 yellow containers are … Continue reading Today’s question: will I be able to visit the mountain gorillas?