Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Gift giving, decorating the Christmas tree, watching festive movies, twinkling lights, and wearing silly Christmas jumpers are just a few of the things I love about Christmas. Since I haven’t written a festive themed post since my favourite Christmas movies post two years ago, I thought I would share my first ever Christmas gift guide. Hopefully, this gift guide will come in handy when looking to treat someone with a disability this year. [Read more…] about Christmas Gift Guide: What To Buy Someone With A Disability
My name is Emma and I’m a Scottish lassie. I’m a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a (fantastic) auntie, and a friend. I’m a writer, a blogger, a Muscular Dystrophy trailblazer, a Euan’s Guide Ambassador and disability campaigner. These are just some of my identities and labels I go by.
I’m also disabled. [Read more…] about My Identity And How My Disability Defines Me
The lovely Carrie from Life On The Slow Lane tagged me to answer these 20 questions and I’m happy to finally share them with you today. I’ve never done a blog like this before so I thought it would be fun and a good way for you to find out a little more about me, my likes, dislikes and more. So without further ado likes jump into the questions. [Read more…] about Get To Know Me: 20 Questions!
It can be stressful trying to juggle work and personal life without feeling overwhelmed or rundown. It’s important to slow things down and take time to relax. I feel it’s especially important when you have a disability or health condition as stress can cause havoc with your mind and body. My recent poor health resulted in muscle fatigue which made me slow down whether I liked it or not. [Read more…] about How To Unwind At The End Of The Day
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
Being a tourist in your hometown is a great way to see it from a whole new perspective. We are so used to going about our daily routines that we become unaware of what’s actually around us. Always wishing to go on that perfect holiday to escape the daily grind that we forget to notice and appreciate the little things that are right on our doorsteps. [Read more…] about 5 Ways To Be a Tourist in Your Hometown as a Wheelchair User
Comfort and functionality are so important when it comes to wheelchairs, but when you add style into the mix, you’re on to a sure-fire winner. That’s exactly what Corien Staels has accomplished with her fantastic new backrest cushion designed to keep manual wheelchair users cool and comfortable. [Read more…] about WheelAir®: The World’s Exciting New Wheelchair Cushion
I’ve noticed a lot of discussion within Facebook groups recently, around the topic of walking versus the use of a wheelchair. Many disabled people gradually lose the ability to walk over a period of time. Often it occurs in stages: from independent mobility to the need for walking sticks, then a frame and finally a wheelchair. [Read more…] about Guest Post: Walking vs Wheelchair