What do you love the most about getting a new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)? Is it the excitement of getting the latest make and model? Having a car that is adapted for you? The way it drives or how brand spanky new it looks? In the beginning, you will be keen to keep it looking new by ensuring its clean and tidy at all times. As times goes by the novelty of having your WAV soon wears off. Like most things, and you may gradually stop looking after it as well. Instead of continually buying the ‘new car’ air freshener in the hopes of making it smell like it’s new again, why not try these [Read more…] about 5 Top Tips: How To Look After A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)
Valentines Day is almost upon us and for most people, it’s a day to show your significant other how much you love them. A day for ‘in-love’ couples so to speak. When in reality we have 365 days in the year to do just that. However, many people often think that disabled people don’t date, don’t have relationships, don’t love or be loved. Although that really couldn’t be further from the truth. The Undateables is a Channel 4 TV series that sets out to prove that disabled people do all of the above and more. Its a dating show for disabled people and it follows them [Read more…] about Guest Post: Going On ‘The Undateables’ Helped Me To Realise I Wasn’t Undateable
Choosing a vehicle to suit your disability or circumstances can be difficult as there are many factors to consider. Some people may find it easier than others, but it’s very important to try and think long term. This is especially important if, like me, your disability or wheelchair is likely to change over a few years. I’ve had many wheelchair accessible vehicles throughout my life so I thought I’d share my top tips on how to choose the best wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). [Read more…] about 6 Top Tips: How To Choose The Best Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)
The accessibility of hospitals is a real concern for many disabled people and their families. My family and I had first-hand experience of this recently when I was admitted with rigor and suspected sepsis. Thankfully the diagnosis turned out not to be so severe and ended up being a bad UTI. But I quickly realised that being in hospital ain’t easy when you have Muscular Dystrophy. [Read more…] about How To Improve The NHS Crisis And Accessibility Of Hospitals For Disabled People
I’ve been debating for a while whether to share this experience or not. Mainly because I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested, but also because I thought it would come across a bit too ranty. Then I thought, why not, this blog is about me, my life and having Muscular Dystrophy. And everyone loves a good rant sometimes. As the title suggests, I had the unfortunate experience of being in the hospital last August. [Read more…] about Being In Hospital Ain’t Easy When You Have Muscular Dystrophy
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
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!