Day 9 of #30DaysWild

Today was largely an indoor day. I’ve tried to get some admin work done ready for the move and I’m actually struggling a bit. As with many chronic pain folks, I struggle with sudden changes of weather. Stormy weather in particular. I recently came across a quote that sums up my feelings rather well. “By…Continue reading Day 9 of #30DaysWild

Day 7 of #30DaysWild – Mixing Bird Seed

Busy day with my OT work today. I did manage to find a bit of time to pop into the garden and top up the bird feeders. I actually mix my own bird seed, sort of. After much experimentation I’ve finally found a mix of seeds that satisfy the whole range of garden birds. So…Continue reading Day 7 of #30DaysWild – Mixing Bird Seed

Day 6 of #30DaysWild

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” — Bill Watterson I love rain, its refreshing and essential, but all changes in weather tend to come with not-so-pleasant reminders that my body does not work like it should. Ever heard someone talk about how their scars ache…Continue reading Day 6 of #30DaysWild

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Dr Google & The e-Patient Experince

In this online age, access to medical information is faster and simpler than ever before. The ease with which patients can search for symptoms, diagnoses and treatments has plays a big role in the the e-patient 1 movement. About 5% of all internet searches are about medical information 2 . Support groups, patient advocacy groups…Continue reading Dr Google & The e-Patient Experince

SWT Lackford Lakes Access Review

Suffolk Wildlife Trusts’ Lackford Lakes is 323 acres of wildlife paradise just outside Bury St Edmunds. The reserve features a mix of lakes, reed beds, meadows and woodland. There are 6km of trails and 9 bird hides. Lackford Lakes visitor centre is open from 10am till 5pm Tuesday till Saturday. The reserve is down a…Continue reading SWT Lackford Lakes Access Review

EDS Awareness Month – Open questions, ask me anything! #EDSAwarenessMonth

It’s that time of year again, May is EDS Awareness Month. For the whole of May I’ll be raising awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndromes. For those of you who don’t know what it is please head on over to my EDS info page. For the last few years I’ve offered to share info on any…Continue reading EDS Awareness Month – Open questions, ask me anything! #EDSAwarenessMonth

Cley Marshes Accessibility Review

Cley Marshes is a Nature reserve in Norfolk looked after by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT). The reserve it’s self is a good mix of shingle beach and saline lagoons, marshland and reed beds complete with a number of wildlife hides and viewpoints. I first visited in January and I went there again last week.…Continue reading Cley Marshes Accessibility Review

Disability life lessons – Who cares what society thinks?

Life can be tough. Sometimes people with disabilities/impairments have to make tough choices and the impact of society can make tough choices even tougher. Using mobility aids, pacing and pain management strategies often come with judgments and assumptions attached. Over the last few years, I’ve learnt a lot about myself and I feel like I’ve…Continue reading Disability life lessons – Who cares what society thinks?

New Wolsey Theatre #AccessDay visit

The New Wolsey Theatre is a producing theatre based in Ipswich, Suffolk. It is a midsized regional theatre with a capacity of 400. The theatre combines their own productions with other partners and touring performances. They work to create high quality performances and creative learning opportunities. The theatre strives for maximum diversity and the greatest possible…Continue reading New Wolsey Theatre #AccessDay visit

#AccessDay Caffe Nero

As many of my regular readers will know I’m currently at Limitless Travel on my final occupational therapy placement. As part of that I’m currently trying to design an Audit framework for assessing how accessible hotels and attractions are. The 12th March was Disabled Access Day. A national event, a chance for people with disabilities to…Continue reading #AccessDay Caffe Nero