Elderly and vulnerable people are being duped into handing over thousands of pounds for overpriced mobility aids. - Quote by BBC Rogue Traders Trying before you buy - wouldn't we all love to do this with everything we wanted to buy; This is just what some companies offer the vulnerable, staying in the comfort of your … Continue reading The hard sell – A salesman’s pitch to the elderly & vulnerable!
I've always said I'm not defined by my Wheelchair - now I've not changed my mind I still feel the same way. But, I was reading something the other day on Identities and it got me thinking about just how I identify myself and what my identity means to me. My identity is important to … Continue reading My disability, how does it define me, being me!
Did you know the relationship you set yourself has a massive part in setting the tone for every other relationship you have? Crazy right and deep I know, that's some serious power you hold in your hands probably best to use it wisely. Who you surround yourself with has a massive role to play too, … Continue reading Self-love – it’s not selfish, it’s ‘necessary’
Having a disability that progressively gets worse over time isn’t all sunshine and roses, but it's not as depressing as you may think, Disability changes a person from the way you think to how you see the world. If you've not read anything I've written before now and unsure of what Muscular Dystrophy is it's … Continue reading How Muscular Dystrophy shaped me as the person I am now.
Have you ever thought what the word Independence means to you!? · Freedom · Choice Or something completely different!? For me the word Independence is just a word, a word I feel I'm constantly chasing and battling with, It's a word that in some ways doesn't apply to me all the time. As … Continue reading A quest for more independence!
I don't know any girl that doesn't get over excited and fall in love with a pretty pair of shoes, I know I'm one. Up until 2 and half years ago pretty shoes where our of my reach and just there for me to admire wishing I could wear, both my feet where swollen and … Continue reading From swollen feet to sexy feet…
There’s something exciting about packing a little suitcase for a night away somewhere new, so when the opportunity to spend the night at Chicheley Hall thanks to a family wedding my little suitcase was packed in my head ready to go. I've always said that great Britain has to offer most beautiful places and countryside … Continue reading A wheelchair night at Chicheley Hall
As this year marks a 100 years since women won the right to vote as I was reading about the suffragette I found a story about Rosa May Billinghurst the disabled suffragette and women's rights activist she was known as the 'cripple suffragette' I found myself wanting to know more about Rosa may Billinghurst and … Continue reading New found heroine – The Disabled Suffragette.