Those who know me well know that I am not a gardener. I forget to water plants, forget to transplant seedlings and sometimes just forget that I have a garden! 😀 Back in March, Adam and I planted sunflowers, watered them and even transplanted some of the seedlings into larger pots at the right time!!! Some of… Continue reading Growth doesn’t just happen.
FAO anyone who might care at Cornwall Council, (My expectations are low) One week ago my son tried to use your “fully accessible toilet” and was left dangling in the middle of the room. This was actually just one of the problems we faced that day. The others included Difficulty getting in the building due… Continue reading Oh, Cornwall Council…
“I’m not going to grow up. I want to stay small.” My ten year old son was adamant that he would not grow up. He had a deep sadness in his eyes, but was unable to explain his worries. Yet he kept tearfully saying he wanted to be small and asking me to tell him that he could say small. Nothing… Continue reading “Can I stay small?”
When you want to go out for lunch what is the main thing that you look for? Cost? Menu options? Toilet facilities? Really??? You have never even thought about the last one? Of course there will be toilet facilities! Won’t there? Not necessarily. Certainly not if you use a wheelchair and can’t stand up by yourself.… Continue reading 27 miles for lunch?
I complained to my local council after a very poor experience, as detailed in ‘Problems‘. This was the e-mail I sent:- Dear Sirs, My son Adam is ten years old and a full time wheelchair user. Much of his life is a challenge but we do our best to ensure that he can have a… Continue reading Oh, what a response!
No, not winning the lottery – that is quite unlikely. Becoming disabled. That can happen to anyone. No ticket required and no age restrictions. There was a time when I had no idea about the importance of lowered kerbs. There was a time when I had no idea about the need for ramped access. There was… Continue reading It could be YOU!
Sometimes, even when things should be okay, they are not. We were having a great time at the park with friends. We home educate and are part of a huge community of home educating families in Cornwall so we enjoyed a “Not back to school” picnic in the park with friends. Sadly, despite a lot… Continue reading Problems…