Why I Add Alt Text/Image Descriptions to My Posts

I’ve been asked by a few people lately why I add an image description to the bottom of my Instagram posts. So I thought I would answer that question today. I didn’t fully understand Alt Text/Image Descriptions (ID) until about a year ago and it wasn’t until more recently that I knew how they worked or how to add them to my social media/blog. What … Continue reading Why I Add Alt Text/Image Descriptions to My Posts

The Letter I Wish I Could Send The Hospital Health Board

To              , I have to ask, your email is a joke, right? I contacted the concerns team and health board to discuss how poorly I was treated by one of your doctors. His views on me and lack of understanding for my other health conditions has meant that I have no support in managing this condition. I live with … Continue reading The Letter I Wish I Could Send The Hospital Health Board

My Disability is None of Your Damn Business

Today I went to a local high-street to collect an order I had placed. Once I came out of the shop I stopped to put my bags on the back of my chair. Whilst I was doing this a man probably in his fifties walked up to me and asked ‘why are you in a wheelchair’. I am 100% aware that I don’t owe anyone … Continue reading My Disability is None of Your Damn Business

They Told Me I had a (benign) Brain Tumour

*CW: Brief mention of missed periods. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am discussing my own experience.* Here is the story of when a Doctor told me I had a benign Brain Tumour. Spoiler, I (probably) don’t actually have a brain tumour. What is a benign brain tumour A benign brain tumour is a growth on the brain. The definition of a benign … Continue reading They Told Me I had a (benign) Brain Tumour

The World in my Words – A New Look

Where it All Began The World in my Words began on the 2nd of September 2017. I had something to say and I didn’t have the patience to wait. I created a new look for The World in my Words in an hour which had existed for a few years unused and I published my first piece. Since then The World in my Words has … Continue reading The World in my Words – A New Look

Up at The O2 Wheelchair Review & How it Works

Up at The O2 Review Since James and I started dating we’ve really enjoyed purchasing an experience for one another for a Birthday or Christmas gift. So far we’ve done Go Ape, London Theatre and Gigs. I love doing this as these are things we may otherwise not spend our money on. These are things we can do together. In our unconventional busy life having … Continue reading Up at The O2 Wheelchair Review & How it Works

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Naidex 2019

Naidex 2019 What is Naidex?  Naidex is a trade, professional and public event which is dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. Which has now been running for 45 years and is Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event for care and rehabilitation for disability and impairment. Naidex is held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham … Continue reading Naidex 2019

Regaining my Independence with the Alber E-Fix!

I know this post should have been up a long time ago and for that I do apologise. Particularly as if it weren’t for all the wonderful people in my life and the people that read my blogs I wouldn’t have the E-Fix or the independence I now have. From the very second I sat in my chair with new, fancy, motorised wheels it has … Continue reading Regaining my Independence with the Alber E-Fix!

Does My Disability Define Me & Am I Ashamed?

Does my disability define me? Yes, I think it does. My disability is the reason I am who I am. However, it is not all that I am. Let me guess, you were expecting some my disability does not define me crap? Of course it does but as I say it is not all that I am. I am a girlfriend, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, … Continue reading Does My Disability Define Me & Am I Ashamed?