Disability discrimination is something I’ve experienced in various forms throughout my life of being disabled and in a wheelchair. It’s not something I’ve ever gotten used to or found easier to accept. Just last month I unfortunately experienced disability discrimination at a music gig… [Read more…]
One of my goals for 2015 was to read more. I know for a lot of people that might sound easy peasy because they get through two or three books a week, but I knew that I wouldn’t be able to manage one book a week let alone two or three. So I decided to set myself a goal of reading one book each month as it seemed more realistic and do-able. I’m happy to say that I’m actually sticking to it (apart from a slight blip I had with my second book – but I’ll talk about that in a bit). [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of the Scottish band Prides, so I was excited to discover they are going to be performing at The Lighthouse in Glasgow this month. They are a great band on the verge of big things so I was really keen on getting tickets as I’ve never seen them live before.
Buying tickets for events is usually a straightforward, hassle-free process for many people. A few simple clicks online is all it takes to buy their tickets. Unfortunately for disabled people, that’s not the case. [Read more…]
I’ve had my eye on the NIP+FAB skincare range for a while now, but I was a little apprehensive about buying it incase it didn’t agree with my sensitive skin. My skin has became more sensitive in the last year or so for some unknown reason to me and a lot of products I’ve tried in that time seem to have irritated it, so trying anything new is a bit of a gamble. Recently my attention was brought back to NIP+FAB when I found out Kylie Jenner was the new ambassador for the brand (I have to admit I do have a bit of a girl crush on her). [Read more…]
I can’t believe it’s March already. It doesn’t seem that long ago I was wrapping Christmas presents and making goals for the New Year. Its almost the end of March now and the weather has been lovely here the past few days, so its safe to say that spring has finally arrived! [Read more…]
This past weekend I enjoyed a nice day at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens with my boyfriend, Sister and Nephew. We had originally planned to go shopping and then go for some dinner, but decided once we got to Glasgow to pop into the Botanic Gardens before hitting the shops. My nephew loves to run around so we thought it would be a good place to take him. He loved watching the fish and wandering around inside the gardens and also splashing about in a puddle or two.
We plan on going back again in the summer and spending a little more time in the gardens outside when it isn’t cold. It will be lovely when all the flowers have blossomed outside and our nephew can run about even more. [Read more…]
I’ve never been so determined to hunt down an issue of a magazine in my entire life, but that all changed when I heard what the free gift was in the March issue of ELLE Magazine. They were giving away the new Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and I had to get my hands on it. I tried about 10 different shops, newsagents and supermarkets until I finally managed to find a copy. So was it all worth it?! [Read more…]
Part 4 of ‘Disabled and the City’ began when we woke on Sunday morning and once we were ready and the last of our things were packed away in the case, we ventured out to make the most of our last few hours in the city. We got a bus down to Union Square as there was a few things we wanted to do in that area before we left. First off being a look around Fishs Eddy. They sell dinnerware, flatware, glassware, gifts and lots of quirky bits and bobs. [Read more…]
Our Saturday morning started with breakfast at Ruby Tuesday’s in Times Square. I had Eggs Benedict for the first time and some green tea. The Eggs Benedict was so good. Each time we’ve been to New York we seem to go to this Ruby Tuesdays at least once for breakfast as we know it’s good for wheelchair access and the service has always been great. After breakfast we headed to the Minskoff Theatre to buy our Broadway tickets for The Lion King that night. We managed to get the tickets for a great price due to the wheelchair accessible seating discount. [Read more…]
It was Friday morning and our second full day in the city and we had a few things in mind that we wanted to do. We left our hotel after having some breakfast and headed for the bus to take us to Chelsea. We had a little wait for the bus, but it wasn’t too bad apart from the cold. The bus driver on this bus was actually really nice (we had a few during our trip that weren’t the friendliest). He asked what our stop was and we were on our way. 20 odd minutes later we were in the area we wanted to be and the driver quickly came over to me and released my wheelchair from the tie-downs. “Have a good day” he said as we exited the bus. I love when Americans say that. [Read more…]