When your future is different.

From the moment you know you are expecting a baby, you start dreaming and planning the future. You imagine your baby. Holding your baby. Loving your baby. Beautiful and brilliant. A happy baby. So much to look forward to. First words. First steps. Running to you, Throwing their arms around you, Smothering you with kisses. So… Continue reading When your future is different.

That’s Not My Toilet!

Admittedly, it is a lesser known version of the popular series, but it is actually more real than many of the well known ones. For many wheelchair users, those signs on the door featuring a wheelchair logo might as well say “Keep Out!” Here goes…       It wasn’t hard to do, and this… Continue reading That’s Not My Toilet!

Elf on Wheels Visits Santa!

“Santa’s here! I know him!” I was really, really excited about going to see Santa. But, after recent difficulties when out, I was a bit worried because the place he was at didn’t have a usable toilet for an Elf like me, nor for my friend. It was the first thing we both asked! But my family… Continue reading Elf on Wheels Visits Santa!

Why did Santa “hold on”?

One of our favourite Christmas books for children is ‘Father Christmas Needs A Wee’, by Nicholas Allen. It is a fun book with counting and rhyming as well as a bit of toilet-related humour – what more can we ask in a fun festive book? But there is a much more serious message in it, (which only… Continue reading Why did Santa “hold on”?

Please let me in.

Today was one of those days where I didn’t think I could take any more. I took Elf on Wheels (and my son on wheels) out to explore a local town, with a view to a lighthearted post showing that places are not quite as accessible as most people think. Photos were taken, very carefully, so as to not identify any of… Continue reading Please let me in.

My journey with Alfie.

As I set out with Alfie each “Oh, who’s your friend” I received was cheerfully greeted with an explanation of who Alfie was and what his needs are. By day two of travelling I’d grown tired of repeating it all. BY DAY TWO. By day three I didn’t have the heart to say it anymore.… Continue reading My journey with Alfie.

Elf On Wheels goes to London.

A trip on a night train to London is something most people would look forward to with great excitement. But when you use a wheelchair, it can be nerve-wracking, with so many extra things to consider. How many days ahead do I need to book assistance? Is the platform accessible? Will there be steps? Will assistance actually come?… Continue reading Elf On Wheels goes to London.