Going to the cinema to see the latest big blockbuster should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. The range of movies on offer means you are guaranteed to find something that interests you regardless of your age or whether you are alone or with friends and family. However, it seems like disabled people are finding it more difficult to enjoy the cinema experience or even go at all due to the lack of accessibility. [Read more…] about Accessibility In Cinemas: How Wheelchair Friendly Are Cinemas?
Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. As I get older the excitement has worn off somewhat, but with little nephews and nieces in my life, I can feel that excitement return and I’m getting into the festive spirit again. I’ve realised I enjoy the build-up and all the accessible Christmas activities more than the actual day itself. [Read more…] about 7 Amazing Accessible Christmas Activities For Ultimate Festive Cheer
The Enchanted Forest is an award-winning sound and light show in Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry. Each year it attracts thousands of visitors and this year was no exception with an incredible 80,000 people. The theme for this year’s show was ‘Of the Wild’ which is centred around autumn and the wildlife of the Highlands of Perthshire. This was my first visit to The Enchanted Forest so I was really intrigued to find out what the wheelchair accessibility would be like. [Read more…] about The Enchanted Forest 2018 | A Magical Show And Wheelchair Accessibility Review
Last Sunday we met up with our friend Andrew and his Iittle girl to spend the day at FriendsFest. FriendsFest is the only touring festival of its kind dedicated to thrilling thousands of fans of the hit US TV show FRIENDS. We arrived at Victoria Park in Glasgow along with the rain. [Read more…] about The One Where We Visit FriendsFest Glasgow
I’ve never been one to follow sports. Apart from a phase I went through during my younger years when I had a crush on Ryan Giggs and thought I was a huge Man United fan. Please don’t judge. But moving on from that I’ve never really been a supporter of any sport. I watched some matches on TV and went to a few matches of my hometown football team during my Ryan Giggs days. [Read more…] about Slam Dunk for Accessibility at Emirates Arena | Glasgow Rocks Basketball Match
Last weekend we continued our Christmas celebrations with a day out in Edinburgh filled with all sorts of festive fun. As you know Edinburgh is a popular destination to visit no matter what time of year, so we prepared ourselves for the craziness that would be visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas Market in a wheelchair. Everyone loves a Christmas market it seems. Despite how busy it could get, we wanted to soak up the Christmas atmosphere and enjoy a nice family day out. I also wanted to try something I’ve never done before. [Read more…] about Top Tips For Visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets In A Wheelchair
If you don’t know already, I’m a big Christmas fan. So to kick start the month of December we headed out for a day of festive fun in Glasgow on December 2nd. Our day started off with the Christmas market at the Riverside Museum and ended with a look around Glasgow Loves Christmas market in George Square. [Read more…] about A Day In My Life | Glasgow Loves Christmas
Last month I got to
walk roll across the new Queensferry Crossing with 49,999 lucky people. We were chosen from a ballot to take part in the once in a lifetime experience. The Queensferry Crossing Experience took place over a weekend before being officially opened by the Queen. [Read more…] about Rolling Across The Queensferry Crossing | My Unique Once In A Lifetime Experience
It’s my three year BLOGIVERSARY today. Woohoo! I honestly can’t believe it’s been three years since I published my first post on Simply Emma. Time really does fly by so fast. It doesn’t even seem that long ago I was celebrating my 1st and 2nd blogiversaries. [Read more…] about THREE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!
I’ve always loved exploring the outdoors. Even as a young girl I would often go hill-walking with my family and loved running about playing outside with friends. As my condition progressed I eventually had to stop doing these things not because I didn’t enjoy them anymore, but because I could no longer physically do them. Gradually having to rely on my wheelchair more and more. [Read more…] about Explore The Beautiful Countryside With The All-Terrain Wheelchair