This past week, my husband and I went on a little trip away together to Suffolk. We have wanted to go away for a while now and finally we booked something. After much looking (see Accessibility Aggravation ), we found a cute cottage/bungalow that was built onto someone’s farm in rural Suffolk, about 25 minutes from… Continue reading A Suffolk Holiday
Finding the perfect place to go away on a holiday, or a short overnight break, can be tricky for anyone. It is even more tricky when you have health issues or disabilities. My husband and I decided that we wanted to go away to the Suffolk coast for a couple of days. We had been… Continue reading Accessibility Aggravation
The last couple of weeks have been busy, however I have completed a new painting! I decided that since the acrylic paint went on so smooth, I thought that it might make a good paint for a background colour. So, I went ahead and painted a black acrylic base coat. I chose black because I… Continue reading Art: Indoor Walker
One of the biggest challenges in dealing with my chronic conditions is not being able to leave the flat much. Between my nausea and vomiting, intense fatigue, and difficulty walking because of my balance issues, it can be hard to get out. Leaving the flat means ensuring that I have sick bags with me, and… Continue reading Isolation and Country Drives
Just under three years ago, I left my teaching job. I left for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t that I didn’t love teaching. I loved teaching. I enjoyed chatting with my students, working with them, and seeing them bloom and grow. I absolutely loved that aspect of that job. What I didn’t love was… Continue reading Dealing with Unemployment
Several months ago, my husband decided to put his provisional license to use (the one he’d had since he was a teenager) and start driving lessons. He grew up on the outer edge of London, and didn’t particularly need to drive to get around. When he started working, his job was easily accessible by train,… Continue reading A New Car Equals New Freedom!
Yesterday, I woke up in the wee hours of the morning with another major migraine. That means that for a few days, I have to rely on my walker to get around my flat because of my poor balance. I often rely on my rollator walker outside of the flat too, as some days I… Continue reading Disabilities and Society