Tag: Disability

I’m just being friendly!

I’ve just had an incredible weekend socialising with people who all have Brittle Bones like me. We spent 3 days in a hotel laughing and joking. Mainly just hanging out without the worry of being asked how fast our chairs go or getting called ‘trouble’. It was great and we...

You’re Always so Happy!

I was in Sainsburys once and a lady at the till who I recognise waves. Naturally I wave back. I shout hello and we have a mutual nod, as you do. Then she suddenly shouts “you’re always happy aren’t you love, always got a lovely smile on your face!” pleased...

The D Word…

The internet really is a wonderful thing. Especially when it brings communities together and allows people to share empowering messages about topics they possibly have never thought about before. Recently my friend, fellow disabled activist and selfie queen Karin Hitselberger (@Karinonwheels) started the hashtag #DisabledIsNotABadThing I absolutely love this as...

International Women’s Day – Disabled Role Models

Happy International Women’s Day everyone, I hope you had a great day and took time to remember or recognise the incredible women in your life. I thought I would write a quick, short blog and share some of my top disabled women I look up to as strong online role...

Let’s ava catch up!

Eeh dear it’s been a while ant it! I thought I’d do a little catch up post of what I’ve been up to and my favourite things of February. First of all I’m just getting over a DOUBLE whammy illness and broken rib so that’s been fun. Have you ever...

Keep smiling, look fo’t silver lining

When opening social media at the moment I hold my breath and prepare for the next ‘breaking news’ of 2016. What a year, I’m not going to go into my thoughts on the world, deaths and politics right now because it’s a bit grim isn’t it. Instead I thought I’d write...

Every Little Helps

Don’t worry – this isn’t an ad for a well known supermarket. This time of year there’s a lot of shopping going on. People are #PANICKING. Shopping can be a hard task for me as a disabled person anyway like traveling to the actual shops etc but add in...

Storage, String and Stick on Silicon

Everyone knows I talk about my grabber a great deal, it’s the varnish to my nail – the air to my tyre. Recently I’ve had a little revamp of my room, and since going through it all I realised I have a few more items that I couldn’t live...

Looks, Layers and too many Leaves

Before we start, let’s just establish – I’m Northern. So I’m still not wearing a winter coat and I probably won’t even start wearing a scarf until December. I’m not ridiculous though, I know it’s starting to get cold now so I thought I’d tell you what usually starts...