I don’t usually do anything special for Halloween, but this year was a little different. We decided to have a Halloween party for my nephew the day before Halloween. He is only two and a half, so this was his first Halloween that he knew what was going on. So much so that he refused to wear his costume (it was a cute little skeleton outfit as well). [Read more…] about Wheelchair Access at O2 Ritz Manchester | Gavin DeGraw
Let’s be honest. Travelling is stressful. Even the most experienced traveller will have stressful moments at some point throughout their trip. Travelling with a disability brings added stress, but by no means does it make disabled travel impossible. The key is plan, plan and plan some more! [Read more…] about Tips For Disabled And Wheelchair Accessible Travel
Last week I got to spend a relaxing few days amongst the Glenshee Mountains in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. It was my boyfriend’s 30th birthday, so we thought it would be a nice way to celebrate at Glenbeag Mountain Lodges. [Read more…] about Birthday In The Woods | Wheelchair Accessibility
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…] about Disabled And The City | New York City | Part 4
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…] about Disabled And The City | New York City | Part 3
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…] about Disabled And The City | New York City | Part 2
It’s been a while since my last post, but it’s a new year so I’m hoping to change that. 2015 is going to be the year ‘Simply Emma’ blogs more. Okay, I put that out there so no taking it back, right?!
I decided my first post of 2015 was going to be about our recent trip to New York. I’m going to call this little series ‘Disabled and the City’. I hope you enjoy. [Read more…] about Disabled And The City | New York City