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
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?
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?
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?