• Disability issues

    The ‘Before’ And The ‘After’

    Is this what my life has become? I’m sure we have all seen magazine pieces or shows on TV where we can look at a person’s ‘before’ and after’ story. It could be their weight, re-doing their home or having a beauty make-over. Certainly here in Britain we have plenty of them. I didn’t realise I was a ‘before’ and ‘after’ person until I wrote this post, even though I’m sure I’ve written in those terms in other posts! Anyway, before I bore you and myself to death let’s get on. We have a heatwave in the UK at the moment.  This is very difficult for those of us who…

  • Disability issues

    Why do I think of myself as not normal

    And does it really matter? I love watching travel and wildlife programmes. I find them quite peaceful and easy to watch, especially before going to sleep. The cinematography is stunning. They inspire me to want to see these places and things for myself. I am thinking about things I would like to be doing or things I wish I could do. I always think ‘if I was normal I could be doing that’ . What is this ‘normal’? I spend most of my time writing about how disabled people should not be seen any differently to able-bodied people, about accessibility, about attitudes, and yet, in my private thoughts, I am…

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    How a hard decision could improve my life

    Sometimes it just has to be done I’ve made a big decision. I’m going to do something fairly drastic. I’m hoping it’s going to change a part of myself I am very unhappy with. I’m going to have a ‘buzz’ cut. I’m going to cut my hair to within an inch of it’s life! What on earth is a buzz cut I hear you ask. Here’s an example. I might end up looking like this, or could go even shorter. Needless to say that’s not me, it’s a very stylish pin from https://www.besthairstyletrends.com Now imagine this. I am 65. I have naturally white hair which all my friends say they…