Recently I visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park. I found it very accessible, something that was evident from the large number of other visitors also using wheelchairs. It was a great day and there were many different types of animals that were able to be seen. I am visually impaired but I was able to see … Continue reading Cotswold Wildlife Park visit
The Red Lion pub & the farmers market at Deddington After just about giving up hope of ever selling and the move happening, we have finally moved- into a bungalow in Banbury, Oxfordshire. My husband's family are from Banbury and handily my own family live only about 45 minutes away (although of course if my … Continue reading Exploring my new area! Deddington
Yes and no. On the one hand the city centre is very accessible with dropped curbs pretty much everywhere, a decent number of accessible, adapted toilets, a largely accessible underground system and wheelchair accessible museums and palaces. On the other hand, we had an absolute nightmare trying to get to the airport and the city … Continue reading Is Vienna really as Wheelchair accessible as people say?
a recent weekend was lovely and sunny so my husband and I took a trip to Woodbury reserve. After a yucky, stuffy trip on the bus followed by a short walk/roll which was nice because it wasn't the usual bumpy pavement that you encounter in London but along brand new pavement newly laid because of … Continue reading day trip to Woodbury reserve
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?