Welcome back. well we've made it though another week I hope your all doing well! In this current situation it's easy to start feeling like the walls are closer than normal being at home or you could be totally taking this all in your stride ￼and getting all those odd 'I've been meaning to do … Continue reading Things to keep you Occupied at home
Looking after your health is really important in everyday life but even more so right now, from your mental wellbeing to what your putting into your body. Figuring￼ life out on your own can sometimes be hard and daunting and that's ok we don't come with a manual when we're born explaining the different stages … Continue reading App’s to help your Mental Health in lockdown
Disney+ has finally been released in the UK. Are you ready to get your Disney on?? I know I am. Now I won't lie to begin with when Hubby said that Disney was bringing out its own service like Netflix ￼￼I was very much on the lines of do really we need another one no; … Continue reading Long awaited Disney +
Day 3 of lockdown for some people Weeks 2 for disabled people While we're in the thick of a global pandemic￼ life as we once knew it￼ seems like a distant past ￼￼time. With washing your hands more going to be the new norm our routines will drastically change ￼from now on. The government have … Continue reading The importance of self-care in isolation
Hey welcome back to my blog! I’m pretty sure most of you have been following the currently situation happening in the UK and world right now and if not where hell have you been hiding!? Time to share that secret spot... All jokes aside to be completely ￼honest with you I don't really want to … Continue reading Staying Calm In Stressful Situations
Let's get though this together in a true old fashioned British way! It doesn't seem to matter where you look right now whether it's Switching on the TV opening up your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter app's o￼￼ur newsfeeds are full of one thing and one thing only ￼coronavirus￼￼ (COID-19). With the Government￼ ramping up ￼￼their … Continue reading Loneliness & isolation
We come across plenty of moments in our life where we're doing nothing those in-between moments, thumb twiddling moments I like to call them. We can waste a lot of time in our thumb twiddling moments without even realising until we￼￼￼ find ourselves saying where did that hour will go￼. If you want to know … Continue reading Boosting Your Productivity
I maybe one of the rare breeds of girls growing up that wasn't really interested in barbie dolls when I was younger, I was more an outdoorsy ￼girl. I remember my grandparents having my aunties and mums old dolls in a little navy blue case but I never really had much interest they came out … Continue reading I have a wheelchair Barbie
Disclaimer: This is a paid post by AccessAble you can download their App by clicking this link Celebrating the success of women is exciting and powerful, shining a spotlight on the amazing women in the world. I like to think that I celebrate women every day, however, International Women’s Day on 8th March is a … Continue reading International women’s day
I've spoken about my own struggles with my mental health ￼￼a couple of times on my blog, it's a subject I've grown more comfortable talking and writing about as time￼ has gone by, but it's also not always been that case. It has taken a long time along personality with a little help with therapy … Continue reading Ways to cope with Anxiety
In a world where we can be ANYTHING..... what do you choose?? ￼ If you've visited my page before you'll know I don't shy away from my own struggles with mental health￼￼￼￼, I've had this post sitting in my drafts for a while now waiting to be finished and with recent events ￼￼that have hit … Continue reading Be Kind
Mindfulness it's about knowing directly￼what is going on inside and out ￼￼ourselves ￼and our lives. It's all about our awareness of our thoughts, feeling, behaviour and emotions so that we can allow ourselves to live in the present moment. How much do we really do to help ourselves and our mindfulness?? I can think of … Continue reading Mindfulness
When you become a pet owner they Automatically become a loved f￼amily member￼￼. This is definitely an emotional and heartbreaking post to write my beautiful little black panther has been with me since he was just 8 weeks old, I remember hearing this very loud meow coming up the pathway wrapped up in a blanket … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To A Beloved Pet.
I've written a few times about how not having an accessible home when you have a disability can be just as detrimental to your health as having a disability. Once you have an accessible home that works for you I.e wet room (walk in bathroom) wide doors, accessible kitchen with a rise and drop sides … Continue reading Accessibility within your home.
'Building Better, Building Beautiful' These are the words the Government have used in a new report announced ￼￼this week, MP Robert Jenrick even used the words 'building beautiful must become the norm'. When I read the full report hoping that finally we were going to see the government stepping up, by seeing that accessible homes … Continue reading A beautiful home, A beautiful Accessible home
Say the word Included out loud ~ Now how easy was that to say!? but do you really feel it?? I'll totally hold my hand up (if I could!) and say; HELL NO! Why. Lot￼s of reason by here just a few. Lets start with my favourite subject toilets ~ And the lack of facilities … Continue reading A world where I feel Included.
This week the Department of Health and Social Care￼ announced the first round of funding of ￼£500.000 to be given to 10 NHS Trust Hospital in England to build Changing Places facilities￼. Is your local hospital on the list; • Hull University Te￼aching Hospital NHS Trust • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation • Royal National … Continue reading Changing Places Toilets and Hospital
Your identity ￼is everything it's the person you are, the person you identify￼￼ with and when you lose your identity who are!? As humans in a complex world of boundaries and decisions￼￼, it's really not all that surprising that by trying to make sense of it all we put everyone and everything into groups, categories￼ … Continue reading My Disability, My Identity
Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January ￼ claim to be the most depressing day of the year! Well isn't that just wonderful ￼it's not like some of us don't struggle already every day, but how true Is it really is is!? Typically it's the third Monday ￼of the month meaning … Continue reading Blue Monday!
Life can sometimes get so busy we all forget to check in on ourselves. Leaving us feeling low, frustrated and tired￼. I'm just as guilty of doing this myself overloading myself thinking if I just keep busy I'll be ok! Self-Care isn't selfish ⭐️ Make a list￼ of things your grateful for or what makes … Continue reading Self-Care Tips
With a winter Love Island hours from taking over our lives￼; well mine at least I'm very much 'Hooked' I'm not ashamed to say it out loud I AM ￼a total reality TV junkie; it's not even a guilty pleasure I Ab-so-flipping-lutely love it!! Tell me it's staged, scripted or not real I don't care, … Continue reading Love island and why I’m glad I don’t have to date in the Modern society!
With the excitement of Christmas and New Year over January can hit you as a bit of a shock! Are you feeling the January blues?? low energy, low moods, sadness, lack of motivation, anxiety and the feeling of having nothing to look forward to. It doesn't help when your friends are constantly posting about being … Continue reading January Blues
Happy new year, Feels like it was last year I spoke to you all last!! Ha ha Sorry my attempt at my very bad humour but I'm sure if your regular reads your totally use to that by now... Plus totally couldn't help myself!￼￼ We are well and truly into the new year now, slowly … Continue reading New Year
Wow can you believe in 2 days time we're saying goodbye 2019! Where has this year gone!? But what a year full of memories it's been. So while we're all in that awkward Crimbo limbo ￼period of just after Christmas waiting for the New Year's Eve. Grab a cupper or a cheeky left over wine … Continue reading My 2019 summary
Wow 3 whole years￼ Sitting here writing this I can't believe it's been three years already since I started my blog. The journey I've been on since I started outweighs anything I could ever imagine it could of been. I started this just as a way for me to voice what it's like living With￼￼ … Continue reading 3rd Blogiversary
'Tis the season to be jolly￼. But what happens when it becomes to much to handle, your brain goes into overload making it harder to enjoy the festive season. There's an added pressure when your disabled as it's not as easy to just remove yourself ￼ ￼to take a break, gather your thoughts or just … Continue reading Tips to help reduce Christmas stress and anxiety
The tree is up, I'm mostly done with all my Christmas shopping! ￼Shopping￼; it's something of a must￼ at Christmas unless you're Scrooge, ￼ picking out the right present for a fussy family member or finding the ￼cheesiest￼ present you can for your best friend, It can also be one of the most stressful times … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas
Ho Ho Ho!! Well Christmas has arrived, trees are going up you know at least one person that's so organised they have all their Shopping done and wrapped under the tree! But It’s never too late to get those last minute gift’s, I have searched high and low online for a few gift ideas all … Continue reading My 2019 Christmas stocking fillers Guide under £10
Can you believe we're in December already it totally doesn't feel like a whole year has nearly passed us by! I LOVE nothing more than a cheesy Christmas film when December comes around (Nicky aka hubby not so much!) I try to sneak in a cheesy Christmas movie in November but doesn't always work I … Continue reading My fave cheesy Christmas films to watch on Netflix over December 🎄
Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to my partner. Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to anyone! Lets call it the B-Word I've never approach this subject ￼￼before so why now; I think it's probably a word I know I've felt many time before as I'm sure many other disabled people … Continue reading Being Disabled does not make me a burden to my partner
Back in August the brown envelope of doom came throw my letter box (thanks Mr Postie!), I wasn't expecting it so at first my anxiety was fine then I opened it read the first few lines and boom the panic set in. Not going to lie how much fear the thought of the assessment process … Continue reading My personal Independence payment and decision￼￼￼￼
Living with a disability can mean a whole mixture of things; but yes, you actually do have a disability or a list as long as your arm, you find ways of adapting your life and how you do things. One big down side of having a disability you also have to handle how others comment … Continue reading I’m not a wheelchair!
A lot of information that's put out into the world is about the stigma wheelchair users face. I myself have written the dramas of getting a new wheelchair or not being able to access the simplest ￼things like restaurant's, toilets or Cinemas. As much as it's true and very common theses days to read the … Continue reading Giving a positive message for new wheelchair users
Yesterday, the 12th November was Purple Tuesday what is Purple Tuesday it's an international call for action, focused on changing the experience for us the disabled people. Disabled people make up 1 in 5 in the UK that means the Purple Pound is an estimated whopping 249 Billion spending power of disabled people and their … Continue reading Purple Tuesday ~ Changing The Disabled Customers Experience
Is my marriage defined by my disability!? Even up to the day of saying I Do I asked hubby to be if he was totally sure that he wanted to marry me, not for your normal wedding jitter ￼reasons like do you really love me, will you be fateful, this is forever questions. None of … Continue reading Our marriage & Muscular Dystrophy